Pennsylvania Ups Incentives Ante With 25% Transferable Credit

Variety Staff
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The state of Pennsylvania, which keeps on attracting filmmakers, is deeply rooted in the American imagination as the nation’s birthplace.

Philadelphia is home to the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, which co-exist alongside a modern cityscape and a skyline topped by the new glass tower erected by media giant Comcast, builder of a cable empire and owner of NBC Universal.

Pittsburgh with its many bridges that span the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, where they meet to form the Ohio River, has a busy downtown district, diverse neighborhoods, and exudes an industrial past.

In the Keystone State’s rolling countryside, the Amish continue their rustic ways. Other assets include miles of Lake Erie coastline and the leafy Appalachian Mountains.

Producers who come to Pennsylvania have a lot of financial lures to chase, including a 25% transferable tax credit on both above-the-line and below-the-line workers. The credit can be further boosted by 5% if a production uses qualified production facilities and meets minimum staging requirements.

The compensation cap for above-the-line is $15 million.

Recent films shooting or shot in Pennsylvania include: “Mindhunters” (2017), “Fences” (2016), “Creed” (2015), “”The Visit” (2015), “Southpaw” (2015), “Concussion” (2015), “The Fault In Our Stars” (2014), “World War Z” (2013), and “The Dark Knight Rises” (2012).

Incenitves
$15m Compensation cap for above the line
$65m Program cap starting
in July
25% Transferable tax credit for above and below the line/td>
5% Bonus for using qualified production facilities
Information courtesy of EP Financial Solutions, a production incentive consulting and financial services company.

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