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CASH REBATE

A 20% cash rebate is available to projects that will spend up to $1 million in Utah.

MOTION PICTURE INCENTIVE PROGRAM: $500,000 – $1 Million

Projects that will spend $500,000 to $1 million in the State of Utah may qualify for a 20% post-performance cash rebate.

REQUIREMENTS
  • MPIP Application must be completed and accepted PRIOR to the start of principal photography
  • Minimum qualified spend in Utah $500,000
  • Maximum qualified spend in Utah $999,999
  • 75% of cast and crew hires are Utah residents (excluding extras and five principal cast members)
  • Demonstrate the Utah Production Budget is 100% financed
  • Express a plan for distribution
  • Show a Utah Film Commission screen credit
  • Supply 3‐5 production film stills
  • Grant access to ATL interviews and/or BTS footage
    • The production will produce the footage and deliver it to the UFC or the UFC will be allowed on set to produce BTS footage and conduct ATL interviews.
  • Deliver an independent audit review from a licensed Utah C.P.A.
IMPORTANT DATES
FISCAL YEAR 2018
MPIP Application Deadlines
  • June 30, 2017
  • July 28, 2017
  • August 31, 2017
  • September 29, 2017
  • October 27, 2017
  • November 30, 2017
  • December 29, 2017
GOED Board Meetings

The Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development Board reviews film incentives for approval once a month. Below is the Board meeting schedule.

  • July 13, 2017
  • August 10, 2017
  • September 14, 2017
  • October 12, 2017
  • November 9, 2017
  • December 14, 2017
  • January 11, 2018
APPLICATION PROCESS
  1. Contact our office about your project
  2. Download and complete the film incentive application
  3. Application review by the UFC for advancement to the GOED* Board
  4. Project review by the GOED Board**
  5. UFC will notify applying company of the GOED Board’s decision within 24 hours of the meeting

*GOED (Governor’s Office of Economic Development)
**All Utah film incentives must be approved by the GOED Board

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION

Please download the MPIP Application and fill out all the necessary information. Hand written applications won’t be accepted. Please be prepared to attach all the necessary documents which include:

  • Script
  • Line item budget
    • Total budget
    • Utah spend (qualified dollars left in the state)
  • Proof of financing documentation, one of the following is needed:
    • Completion bond
    • SAG bond
    • Payroll statement
    • Bank statement
    • In‐studio financing letter or agreement
  • Attachment l ‐ GRAMA (optional): this application and other records related to this application may be subject to public disclosure under Utah’s Government Access and Management Act (GRAMA). To request information be protected, please  submit the ATTACHMENT l GRAMA form. More information on GRAMA can be found on the Utah Attorney General website.
DOWNLOAD APPLICATION
MPIP FAQ
COMMUNITY FILM INCENTIVE PROGRAM: UNDER $500,000

The Community Film Incentive Program (CFIP) is designed to foster new and up-and-coming local filmmakers and productions. Please review requirements and important dates since they differ from all other programs. Projects that will spend up-to $500,000 in the State of Utah may qualify for a 20% post-performance cash rebate.

CFIP REQUIREMENTS
  • CFIP Application must be completed and accepted PRIOR to the start of principal photography
  • Minimum qualified spend in Utah of $20,000
  • Maximum qualified spend in Utah of $500,000
  • 85% of cast & crew and at least one ATL crew members are Utah residents
  • At least $100 a day for cast and crew
  • At least one of the key department heads has to be in the position for the first time
  • Demonstrate the Utah Production Budget is 100% financed
  • Express a plan for distribution
  • Show a Utah Film Commission screen credit
  • Supply five (5) production film stills
  • Grant access to ATL interviews and/or BTS footage
    • The production will produce the footage and deliver it to the UFC or the UFC will be allowed on set to produce BTS footage and conduct ATL interviews.
  • Deliver an independent audit review from a licensed Utah C.P.A.

ATL= above the line, BTS = behind the scenes

IMPORTANT DATES
FISCAL YEAR 2018
CFIP Application Deadlines
  • June 30, 2017
  • July 28, 2017
  • August 31, 2017
  • September 29, 2017
  • October 27, 2017
  • November 30, 2017
  • December 29, 2017
GOED Board Meetings

The Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development Board reviews film incentives for approval once a month. Below is the Board meeting schedule.

  • July 13, 2017
  • August 10, 2017
  • September 14, 2017
  • October 12, 2017
  • November 9, 2017
  • December 14, 2017
  • January 11, 2018
CFIP APPLICATION PROCESS
  1. Contact our office about your project
  2. Download and complete the film incentive application
  3. Application review by the UFC for advancement to the GOED* Board
  4.  Project review by the GOED Board**
  5. UFC will notify applying company of the GOED Board’s decision within 24 hours of the meeting

*GOED (Governor’s Office of Economic Development)
**All Utah film incentives must be approved by the GOED Board

DOWNLOAD CFIP APPLICATION

Please download the CFIP Application and fill out all the necessary information. Hand written applications won’t be accepted. Please be prepared to attach all the necessary documents which include:

  • Script
  • Line item budget
    • Total budget
    • Utah spend (qualified dollars left in the state)
  • Proof of financing documentation, one of the following is needed:
    • Completion bond
    • SAG bond
    • Payroll statement
    • Bank statement
    • In‐studio financing letter or agreement
  • This application and other records related to this application may be subject to public disclosure under Utah’s Government Access and Management Act (GRAMA). To request information be protected, please  submit the ATTACHMENT l REQUEST FOR PROTECTED RECORD STATUS form. More information on GRAMA can be found on the Utah Attorney General website.
DOWNLOAD CFIP APPLICATION
CFIP FAQ

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