KCMO Launches Local Filming Incentive May 31, 2016

When the KC Film Development Program unanimously passed in City Council only a handful of weeks ago, Kansas City became the first and only city in America to offer a local incentive in a state that does not offer its own state incentive. Since that day the KC Film and Media Office, along with the Kansas City Office of Culture and Creative Services have been working together to ensure that the entire incentive process, from initial application, to rewarding the rebate, is a smooth successful one. With the help of city lawyers and guidance from other film commissions across the country, we have made every effort to create a program and process that is easy for both the production and the city.

After a great deal of work and planning we are excited to announce that Monday, May 31st is the official launch of the KC Film Development Program. Eligible productions will be able to apply for the two tiered rebate program with the hope of receiving a cash rebate on all qualified and verified KCMO expenditures. Those productions that apply for the program will be reviewed by the Office of Culture and Creative Services to determine if they qualify for the program. Continue reading

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KC Production Community – Take Action Now – We Need Your Help for House Bill 803

KC Production Community – Take Action Now – We Need Your Help for House Bill 803, Missouri State Film Incentives.

It’s time to email your Missouri HOUSE Representative. This effects the Greater Kansas City production industry.

A lobbyist has been retained by MOMMA (Missouri Motion Media Association) to lead the effort to reinstate Missouri’s film incentive program and we are being asked to submit emails of support from industry professionals, businesses and film industry supporters.

Click here to find your Missouri House representative. 

38 States have incentive packages for film/TV/commercial production making them more competitive for bringing in projects, sustaining and growing their workforces – let’s work together to add Missouri to this list!

 

States with Tax Incentives for Film Industry (as of Jan. 2015)
States with Tax Incentives for Film Industry (as of Jan. 2015)

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