|Above the Line Residents||20-25%|
|Above the Line Nonresidents||20-25%|
|Below the Line Residents||20-25%|
|Below the Line Nonresidents||N/A|
Feature Film/Documentary/Music Video:
20% - Qualified minimum Minnesota spend of at least $100,000 and 50% of the budget available in verified funds at the time of application.
25% - Qualified minimum Minnesota spend of at least $1 million or shoot a minimum of 60% of days outside the metro area with qualified minimum Minnesota spend of $100,000; 50% of the budget available in verified funds at the time of application.
National Television Program or Series
(New or relocation only) Production, development or syndication contract from commissioning network or streaming service is required.
20% - Qualified minimum Minnesota spend of at least... +Read More
|Loanout Registration Required||Yes|
|Annual Funding Caps||$500,000|
|Minimum Spend||$100,000- $1,000,000|
The Snowbate incentive is first-come, first-served basis; submission of an application does not guarantee reimbursement; projects that begin principal photography in Minnesota prior to submitting an application are ineligible.
Compensation Cap: Nonresident ATL principal acting talent/ Director/Producer salary and fringe rebate amount is capped at $100,000.
Expenses incurred prior to project certification are ineligible for the rebate.
Feature Films spending $5 million or more may apply up to 6 months prior to beginning production.
Sales and Use Tax Exemptions apply to commercials only.
All production spend must occur within 12 months of certification date.
'Metropolitan area' or 'area' means the area over which the Metropolitan Council has jurisdiction, including only the counties of Anoka; Carver; Dakota excluding the city of Northfield; Hennepin excluding the cities of Hanover and Rockford; Ramsey; Scott excluding the city of New Prague; and Washington.
Last updated: 06/13/2019
Production Incentive Disclaimer
The encapsulated production incentive information on this page is provided for general purposes only and should not be construed as tax advice. While we do our utmost to keep all information up to date, production incentives change often. The best source for incentive details is the film office itself. For more explanation or detail about the production incentive described here, please contact our resident production incentives expert at [email protected].