Film and Digital Media Incentive
2014 Application Deadline Announcement
- On October 1, 2014 the Michigan Film
Office (MFO) was appropriated $50 million to support film, post-production, and
interactive digital media projects in Michigan. We can and are
anxious to accept application submissions now for your production, as
most of the incentive rates are scheduled to decrease beginning January, 1,
2015 (see table below).
For projects that want to utilize the
current 2014 rates, the MFO must receive complete applications, as detailed in
the Application Items Checklist, via mail or email (email@example.com)
no later than Monday, November 3, 2014.
applications with Effective Dates on or before December 31, 2014 shall
be guaranteed 2014 rates, even if production begins or occurs in the
2015 calendar year.
- Approved applications with Effective Dates
on or after January 1, 2015 shall be granted 2015 rates.
- In all cases, production must commence within 90 days of the
qualified productions with Effective Dates onor before December
qualified productions with Effective Dates on orafter January 1,
Direct Production Expenditures
27% (no change)
Michigan Personnel Expenditures (resident ATL + BTL
Qualified Personnel Expenditures (non-resident ATL
Crew Personnel Expenditures (non-resident BTL
Please Include 2 Copies of All Audit Materials, and an Electronic Version if Available.
2014 Film and Digital Media Incentive
If you have a new project, and
are looking to bring your production to Michigan, then you are in the right
place. Please review the FAQs and information on this page for information on
applying for the Michigan Film Incentive. If you have any additional questions
please feel free to contact our office.
Applications missing the
necessary documentation for the review process will be returned to the
applicant. Please see the Production Incentive Application Packet checklist to
be certain that have included all required documents and details before
submitting your application.
For Any Projects Approved prior to
12/31/11 Please CLICK
Fast Facts for 2014
- Projects must have a minimum spend of
at least $100,000 in Michigan to be eligible.
- No retroactive qualifying expenditures. Start counting
your qualifying dollars on the date of APPROVAL.
- 27% of direct Michigan expenditures.
- Claim an extra 3% for expenditures at a
qualified facility or post production facility.
(to be filled out by the facility)
- Michigan Personnel 32%
- Crew Personnel Expenditures 15%
- Qualified Personnel Expenditures 27%
- Caps: Payments for MI producers shall not exceed
10% of expenditures, 5% for non-MI producers
$2 million qualifying salary
cap per employee per production.
- Application fee equal to .2% of the funding request
(minimum $200, max $5,000)
applicants can expect a maximum 21 day review process once the application is
complete, as determined by the Michigan Film Office
Applications must include: estimated
Michigan expenditures, project type, Michigan production days, local hires and
more. The company must send a script/storyboard, insurance documents, the
budget, any confidential information requirements and the initial application
fee. The project must commence pre-production within 90 days of approval.
YOU MUST HAVE AN AGREEMENT APPROVED AND SIGNED BY BOTH THE MICHIGAN FILM
OFFICE AND THE MICHIGAN STRATEGIC FUND PRESIDENT BEFORE INCURRING ANY ELIGIBLE
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