Sarasota County Film & Entertainment Office

INCENTIVES

"SHOW ME THE MONEY!"

Sarasota County Local Film , TV & Media Incentives-100% cash rebate on county governmental fees, plus up to 20% cash back on private sector qualified expenditures. 

SARASOTA COUNTY FILM, TELEVISION, MEDIA PRODUCTION/POST PRODUCTION CASH REBATE INCENTIVE PROGRAM
Application Form

SARASOTA COUNTY CASH REBATE INCENTIVE QUALIFIED EXPENDITURES
Form

Incentives Checklist

Submit All Forms and Backup Documentation to info@filmsarasota.com

**** PLEASE NOTE: North of University Parkway is in Manatee County and not eligible for incentives.****
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The Governor's Office of Film & Entertainment can answer all of your questions about applications for the new Florida Film, Television, and Digital Media Incentive program that began on Monday, July 2, 2007. It gets bigger and better every year!
Go to the website at www.filminflorida.com or call them toll-free with any State of Florida Tax Credit Incentive Program ~ For all of the details, click here:  http://www.filminflorida.com/ifi/incentives.asp

Overview:
•    20% - 30% transferable tax credit
     o    20% base percentage
     o    5% Off Season Bonus (for certain production types)
     o    5% Family Friendly Bonus (for certain production types)
     o    5% Underutilized Region Bonus (for General Production Queue only)
     o    5% Qualified Production Facility/Digital Media Facility Bonus (for     
     General Production Queue, on expenditures associated with production
     activity at a Qualified Production Facility/Digital Media Facility)
     o    15% Florida Student/Recent Graduate Bonus (for General Production
     Queue, on student/recent grad wages and other compensation)

•    The priority for qualifying/certifying projects for tax credit awards is determined on a first-come, first-served basis within its appropriate queue.
Information on all of Florida's Film Incentives can be found on the OFE's website at www.filminflorida.com or 877-FLA-FILM.
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Film in Florida Sales Tax Exemption
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Don Davis Film Finishing Fund

Looking for funds to finish your masterpiece? The Don Davis Film Finishing Fund annually provides cash and in-kind production services to deserving filmmakers needing help to complete their film projects. Applications for the 2012 Fund are now being accepted. Click here for details.

 


We are happy to connect you with Sarasota County's amazing locations, resources and incentives for all of your film, TV, radio and print location needs.

Experience the best Florida has to offer all in one location. From waterfront locations with beaches, islands, bay fronts, bridges and marinas to wilderness locations with forests, ranching communities and tropical jungles and urban locations with art galleries, modern buildings and historical architecture -- we have it all.

Imagine your production's possibilities when combined with our compelling locations and service. As a full-service film commission and a member of the Association of Film Commissioners International, we are dedicated to ensuring your production's success. We offer the film industry's first customized, online Production Directory of crew, vendors, services, equipment and contacts for all of your production needs. In addition, we also provide location scouting assistance, permitting guidance, location photography assistance, intergovernmental support, research and reference materials, problem-solving and information-gathering.

Let us help you bring your production to life.