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Incentives Scorecard: North Carolina Looks to Boost Production Lures

Incentives have pushed North Carolina into the ranks of the major U.S. production hubs. Now these enticements are on the road to receiving additional funding. Other lures include multiple film production studios, equipment rental shops, the deepest indoor production water tank in North America and mild temperatures. Over the years, TV series such as “The Andy Griffith Show” and “Dawson’s Creek” have shot in the state. More recent projects include “Homeland,” “Iron Man 3” and parts of “The Hunger Games” franchise.

$30m: Amount funded per fiscal year for two years (pending budget passage)
25%: Grant
$5m: Minimum spend per film
$1m: Minimum spend per episode for TV
$5m: Cap per film
$9m: Cap per TV project

Information courtesy of EP Financial Solutions, a production incentive consulting and financial services company.

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