$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.

Please review the qualifications, requirements and important dates down below. If you are looking for more information please review the FAQ.

REQUIREMENTS & QUALIFICATONS

  • 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.
  • MPIP Application must be completed and accepted PRIOR to the start of principal photography

IMPORTANT DATES

MPIP Application Deadlines

  • July 29, 2016
  • August 26, 2016
  • September 30, 2016
  • October 28, 2016
  • November 25, 2016
  • December 30, 2016

GOED Board Meetings

The Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development Board approves all film incentives. The Board meets once a month. Below you will find a schedule for these meetings.

  • March 10, 2016
  • April 14, 2016
  • May 12, 2016
  • June 9, 2016
  • July 14, 2016
  • August 11, 2016
  • September 8, 2016
  • October 13, 2016
  • November 10, 2016
  • December 8, 2016
  • January 12, 2017

APPLICATION

Please download the MPIP Application and fill out all the necessary information. Hand written application 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.
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Less than $500,000

Projects that have a Utah budget $500, 000 or less may qualify for a 20% post-performance cash rebate under the Community Film Incentive Program (CFIP).

The CFIP is designed as a platform to foster new and up-and-coming local filmmakers and productions. By investing in Utahns, our office is creating opportunities for new talent within the state’s creative sector, while developing the next generation of Utah film crew.

Please review the qualifications, requirements and important dates for this incentive program since they differ from all other programs. For more information, please review the CFIP FAQ.

CFIP REQUIREMENTS & QUALIFICATONS

  • Minimum qualified spend in Utah of $20,000
  • Maximum qualifies 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 85% of cast and crew
  • At least 1 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 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.
  • CFIP Application must be completed and accepted PRIOR to the start of principal photography

CFIP IMPORTANT DATES

CFIP Application Deadlines

  • May 19, 2017

Fiscal Year 2018 Dates TBD


GOED Board Meetings

The Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development Board approves all film incentives. CFIP Applications will be reviewed by the GOED Board quarterly.

  • June 8, 2017

Fiscal Year 2018 Dates TBD

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.
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