Type of Incentive Grant; refundable; non-transferable
Benefit Details For Texas spending:

  • Budgets ranging from $250,000 – $1,000,000, 5% of qualified spend in state
  • Budgets ranging from $1,000,000 – $3,500,000, 10% of qualified spend in state
  • Budgets greater than $3,500,000, 20% of qualified spend in state

At least 70% of the total number of cast and crew (including extras) must be Texas residents and at least 60% of principal photography days must be done in state.

Additional 2.5% for underutilized or economically disadvantaged areas.

Project Cap None
Annual Cap $22M for biennium ending 8/31/2019
Minimum Local Spend $250,000 for film and TV programs; $100,000 for commercials.
Loan-Out Company Considerations None
Qualified Labor  Resident; Above the Line and Below the Line. First $1,000,000 of labor per resident employee is qualified.
Sunset Date None
Film Commission Texas Film Commission
Office of the Governor
PO Box 13246
Austin, TX 78711

Heather Page, Director
film@governor.state.tx.us
512.463.9200