Production Incentives Available For Film Projects
The use of “Production Incentives”, that is soft money provided by governmental authorities to encourage film production within their respective state or country, is an absolutely indispensable tool of the independent filmmaker today. Here is a quote from John Hadity, of Hadity & Associates (Mr. Hadity is a well known film financier).
“Soft money is probably the number one way to finance a portion of your movie. It is absolutely irresponsible to make a movie today in a territory or in a state or in a city that does not offer an incentive, unless it’s your money. If it’s your money, you can do whatever you want. If you’re using someone else’s money to make a movie, you should not be filming in California. You should not be filming in states that do not offer incentives. This is free money. They’re incentivizing [sic] for you to come and