Production Incentives Database

Tennessee Scoring Only

Incentive Type Grant
Spend 25%
Above the Line Residents 25%
Above the Line Nonresidents N/A
Below the Line Residents 25%
Below the Line Nonresidents N/A
Project Criteria 25 percent rebate on qualified expenditures for music scoring projects that spend at least $50,000 in the Nashville area or at least $25,000 in other parts of Tennessee

Tennessee Declaration of Residency (Form B) is required for Tennessee residents.

Loanout Registration Required No
Loanout Withholding No
Annual Funding Caps $13,000,000
Project Caps None
Minimum Spend 25,000
Sunset Date 06/30/2020
Audit Requirements
An independent CPA Agreed-Upon-Procedures report is required.
Getting Started
The production company must meet with Tennessee Film, Entertainment & Music Commission to discuss the production prior to the beginning of scoring.

This program is not first come, first served and grant awards are based on the discretion of the Tennessee Film, Entertainment & Music Commission and Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development.
Screen Credit Required
Company Registration
Sales Use Tax Relief
Hotel Occupancy Tax Relief
Local Vendors Qualify
Outside Vendors Qualify
Claiming Incentive
Required documentation must be submitted to Tennessee Film, Entertainment & Music Commission within 18 months of the Effective Date.
Additional Information
The rebate covers costs for musicians, producers, engineers, recording studios, instruments and other qualified expenses.

Contact the Film and Music office for more details

Last updated: 11/13/2018

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