Savannah Entertainment Production Incentive


Type of incentiveCash Rebate
Qualifying formats
  • - Feature film - fiction (theatrical)
  • - TV Film or TV series - fiction
Qualifying productions
  • - National productions
  • - Foreign productions


Benefit as a % of spend10.00
Financial cap per production100000
Do I have to register/set up a company?Yes
Does foreign cast/crew paid in their home country/region qualify as expenditure? No
Do foreign cast/crew have to pay tax in the host country/state/region? No
Does travel to/from country/region qualify as expenditure? Yes
Can a production qualify for other national incentives such as cultural programmes if it qualifies for this incentive? Yes
Criteria to access the benefit
  • - Minimum percentage of the film that must be shot in the region: 50.00%
  • - Minimum spend 500000 (in local currency)
When will the benefit/incentive be received?
  • - End of national fiscal year
Additional incentives or advantages
  • - Feature films and TV pilots must have a minimum budget of USD2 million, a minimum qualified spend of 500,000USD in Chatham County and 50% of shooting days within 60 miles of City Hall of Savannah. There is a financial cap of USD100,000. Television or Internet Distributed Episodic Productions must have a minimum five episodes, minimum budget of USD5 million per series, Minimum qualified spend of USD500,000 in Chatham County per series and 50% of shooting days within 60 miles of City Hall of Savannah. There is a financial cap of USD250,000. If 50% of crew listed on final official and distributed Crew List are located within 60 miles of the City Hall of Savannah, and their primary residence is the state of Georgia, a USD25,000 bonus will be awarded to the productions that qualify for the incentive. It is yet to be determined if foreign cast/crew paid in their home will qualify as expenditure and when benefit/incentive is received after audit is complete.