Wisconsin Film Tax Credit
The Wisconsin Film Tax Credit offers two types of credit programs for accredited productions, including filmmakers, broadcast producers and video game producers.
The Wisconsin Department of Tourism is supportive of Wisconsin's film industry and their ability to support film, video and gaming productions based in Wisconsin. This industry is important to our overall economy and the tourism industry in general. To strengthen this business sector we offer film tax credits for accredited productions in the form of film production credits and investment credits for film related infrastructure. There is $500,000 available on an annual basis, an applicant can earn a maximum of $100,000 in the form of a tax credit.
The application to apply for either of these programs is located to the right under Program Downloads. It can be printed and mailed or emailed along with your preliminary budget with Wisconsin expenditures highlighted. There is a fee of $500 or 2% of the total budget, whichever is smaller.
Film Production Services Tax Credit
This tax credit covers production expenditures that are incurred in Wisconsin and are directly used to produce an accredited production. When your work in Wisconsin benefits our local businesses and economy we all win. Businesses recieve more business and the production can qualify for tax credits. Using a Wisconsin-based crew is another item that qualifies for a tax credit and it benefits our employment base as well. The Film Production Services Tax Credit will act to support and strengthen Wisconsin's film industry.
Film Production Company Investment Tax Credit
Credits can be earned towards acquiring real property or buildings, or rehabilitating/reconstructing a property. This credit works to support the film industry's infrastructure here in Wisconsin as we continue to build and strengthen this important business sector.
To learn more about how to apply for a film tax credit, contact Shelly Allness at email@example.com or (608) 261-8767.
To discuss your project or to learn more about film production in Wisconsin please contact Film Wisconsin. Film Wisconsin is a not-for-profit organization that works with the film industry to provide resources, make connections and build a network for Wisconsin.
UW-Milwaukee's Department of Film Shines in Top 25
The Department of Film in the Peck School of the Arts is widely respected for its pioneering approach to the development of media artists. In 2011 they earned the #20 spot in The Hollywood Reporter's list of the world's 25 best film schools. In addition, six shorts were screened at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.