Filming in Mississippi
Positioned in the southern United States, Mississippi has a mild, four-season climate and offers filmmakers hugely diverse landscapes, much of which remains under-used on-screen. Producers and Location Managers have their pick of agricultural scenery throughout the Mississippi Delta, rolling hills of Natchez Trace, historic own squares as well as modern cities and universities, and white-sand beaches on the Gulf of Mexico.
The state's cash rebate film incentive of returns 25% on expenditures made to Mississippi vendors, 30% on the payroll of Mississippi residents, and an extra 5% for any resident that is a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces.
Mississippi offers both a rich history and a strong future vision, which can only be strengthened by the success of period dramas such as The Help, Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? and Get On Up. Contemporary locations have been featured in the upcoming Blumhouse thriller Ma, sundance award winning drama Ballast, and coming-of-age stories such as Speech & Debate and The Hollars. With a profile sure to rise in the coming years, the state is certainly one to watch as the balance of production power continues to shift throughout the US.