Incentives Scorecard: New York Offers Productions Unique Locations Beyond the City

The Empire State has a lot more to offer than just the bustling metropolis of the Big Apple. Travel north and you discover the colonial settings of Westchester County, the middle-American cityscapes of Syracuse, and Norman Rockwell Americana. Add to that the professional crew base of New York City and incentives that include a 30% credit on qualified expenditures in the state and a whopping $420 million in credits annually, and you’ve got a destination that’s hard to beat.

New York State Tax Incentives
30% Tax credit on qualified spending in New York State
5% Additional credit for post-production in Upstate New York
420m Credits allocated annually
10% Amount of principal photography that must occur in the state for films budgeted over $15 million
1 Day Amount of principal photography that must occur in the state for films budgeted under $15 million, and for TV pilots

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

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