Production Incentives Database

Minnesota Northeastern Minnesota

Incentive Type Grant
Spend 20%
Above the Line Residents 20%
Above the Line Nonresidents N/A
Below the Line Residents 20%
Below the Line Nonresidents N/A
Project Criteria $20,000 minimum spend within the IRRRB service area; Include the IRRRB logo in onscreen credits, permit IRRRB to identify the production in its marketing and promotion, provide 2 – 3 production photos for use in IRRRB publications and website. begin production within 12 months of project approval.
Loanout Registration Required No
Loanout Withholding No
Annual Funding Caps None
Project Caps 500000
Minimum Spend $20,000
Sunset Date None
Audit Requirements
Getting Started
Submit the Film Production Incentive Program Grant Application with project budget/top sheet, script, story board, synopsis or treatment, W-9 and other necessary documentation to the IRRRB prior to production.

Grant award recipients will be notified in writing. Award letters include a Grant Agreement that must be signed by the grantee and other designated parties. The grant becomes fully executed the date the last signature is obtained.
Screen Credit Required
Company Registration
Local Vendors Qualify
Outside Vendors Qualify
Claiming Incentive
Upon completion of the project submit the Film Production Incentive Program Grant Reimbursement Letter and production invoices to the Office of the Commissioner of the IRRRB.
Additional Information
The IRRRB Grant and Minnesota Snowbate Rebate are stackable.

Production categories must be consistent with the purpose of Minnesota Statue Section 116U.26, Film Production Jobs Program.

Applications are evaluated based on eligibility criteria and are subject to commissioner approval. The Evaluation and Criteria are: Priority #1 - Projected Economic Impact; Priority #2 - Projected Job Creation.

All productions receiving IRRRB reimbursement must permit IRRRB to identify the production in its marketing and promotion; IRRRB request 2-3 production photos from each project for use in IRRRB publications and on its website.

Grant award funds are disbursed upon receipt and approval of invoices substantiating project expenditures. 10% of each invoice amount submitted and approved may be withheld and paid after certification that all film production activities have been completed. Grantee must submit a Reimbursement Letter and Final Report to close out the Grant Agreement and receive final payment.

Last updated: 10/24/2016

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