|Benefit as a % of spend||10.00|
|Financial cap per production||100000|
|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.