Production Incentives Database

Louisiana Jefferson Parish

Incentive Type Rebate
Spend 3%
Above the Line Residents 3%
Above the Line Nonresidents N/A
Below the Line Residents 3%
Below the Line Nonresidents N/A
Project Criteria $150,000 minimum Jefferson Parish spend; production must have its principal Louisiana production office located within Jefferson Parish or use a sound stage, studio or alternative filming facility located within Jefferson Parish.
Loanout Registration Required No
Loanout Withholding No
Annual Funding Caps Contact Film Office regarding available funds.
Project Caps 100000
Minimum Spend $150,000
Sunset Date None
Audit Requirements
An audit by an independent CPA licensed in Louisiana is required.
Getting Started
Submit an initial application for pre-approval to the Jefferson Parish Film Office; include a detailed preliminary budget, multi-market detailed distribution plan, lease or rental agreement, and a script synopsis (including principal creative elements).
Screen Credit Required
Company Registration
Sales Use Tax Relief
Hotel Occupancy Tax Relief
Local Vendors Qualify
Outside Vendors Qualify
Claiming Incentive
When $150,000 threshold is met, application for an interim payment may be made (no later than 180 days from the start of occupancy per the lease or rental agreement); when production activities in Jefferson Parish are complete apply for final payment (no later than 12 months from the time of the request for the interim payment).
Additional Information
Jefferson Parish offers 3% rebates on lodging, resident payroll, lease or rental expenses and other production expenses incurred in an establishment located in Jefferson Parish which pays occupational license or sales tax in the Parish.

$115,000 funding cap when a production company brings a subsequent production to Jefferson Parish within 12 months of completion of the prior project.

$10,000 additional incentive payment for productions which have both a production office in Jefferson Parish and lease premises to be used as a sound stage in Jefferson Parish.

Jefferson Parish residents are required to complete a Parish of Jefferson Declaration of Residency form.

Last updated: 10/17/2016

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