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Georgia Savannah - Feature/Pilots

Incentive Type Rebate
Spend 10%
Above the Line Residents 10%
Above the Line Nonresidents N/A
Below the Line Residents 10%
Below the Line Nonresidents N/A
Project Criteria A Minimum overall budget of $2 million with a minimum qualified spend of $500,000.00 in Chatham County. Main Production Office must be located in Chatham County
50% of shooting days must be within 60 miles of the City Hall of Savannah

Must add SRFC’s Executive Director and Office Manager to distro list during preproduction and production. Including: Call
Sheets, Crew List, Vendors’ List, Script, Schedules, DOOD’s, Safety Memos, Location Notification Letters and all memos and
correspondence pertaining to the Chatham County community

Display the Savannah Regional Film Commission logo in end credits. Placement must come immediately... +Read More
Annual Funding Caps $1,300,000
Project Caps 100000
Minimum Spend Feature Films and Pilots$500,000; Episodic Internet or TV Series $500,000 per season
Sunset Date 12/31/2021
Audit Requirements
An independent CPA audit is required and paid for by SEDA.- Must provide all necessary documentation for audit of
application (including exhibits) within 120 days of the
completion of principal photography. If post-production takes
place in Chatham County, this deadline shall be extended until
120 days from the completion of Chatham County postproduction
Getting Started
Submit applications no more than 90 days prior to beginning principal photography in Chatham County.

An applicant can qualify only once per year unless the budget exceeds $15 million. An applicant will be considered the
same for rebate purposes if the entity actually entitled to receive the rebate shares any common ownership, corporate
officers or other verifiable affiliation with a previous applicant

Must meet with Savannah Area Film Office and spend a
minimum two days of scouting before applying
Screen Credit Required
Yes
Local Vendors Qualify
Yes
Outside Vendors Qualify
No
Claiming Incentive
Applicant must provide all necessary documentation for audit of application (including THE LEDGER AND EXHIBITS) within 120 days of the completion of principal photography. If post-production takes place in Chatham County, this deadline shall be extended until 120 days from the completion of Chatham County post-production
Additional Information
Bonus incentive: If 50% of crew listed on the final official and distributed Crew List, are located within 60 miles of the City Hall of Savannah, and their primary residence is in the state of Georgia, a $25,000 bonus will be awarded to productions that qualify for the Savannah Entertainment Production Incentive

Extra Workforce Incentive- Experienced Crew Relocation Rebate: Up to $2,000 moving cost, per household for experienced film/television technicians with at least 5 years of verifiable experience; Relocate to Chatham County with a minimum one-year lease or purchase of property and must have resided in Chatham County a minimum of 30 days / Must apply and provide verifiable receipts or otherdocumentary proof and possess a valid Georgia driver’s license or utility bill with your name and Chatham County Address.

Local qualified spend includes expenses incurred in Chatham County for labor, extras, rentals, purchases, airfare, hotels, per diem, picture cars, fuel, catering, gratuities, animals, security, police, healthcare professionals, parking and site rentals. Above-the-line expenses include day players, expenses for assistants to directors and producers and casting fees on day players.

Bundle for TV- Must be done in same calendar year. If done between two consecutive calendar years the production only counts for the calendar year in which it began. Only one season counts per calendar years

The fund is administered on a first-come, first-served basis combined with senior SEDA staff approval of the production.


Last updated: 01/01/2019

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