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Kansas City Offers Production Incentives Even Though State of Missouri Does Not

Kansas City, here we come.

That could be the rallying cry among filmmakers who want to take advantage of the cityscapes, historic jazz scene and trendy Country Club Plaza ambiance of this town along the banks of the Missouri River.

While the state of Missouri still does not offer production incentives for film and television, the Kansas City Film Office is determined to lure filmmakers into its city limits. The municipality now provides a potential 10% rebate on qualified spend for film, television and commercial projects which meet its minimum spending thresholds. The incentives put the city’s urban excitement and small-town charm within easy reach of Hollywood,

Specifically, Kansas City offers a rebate that ranges from 4% to 9% on qualified expenditures within its borders. In addition, it makes available a 1% marketing bonus.

The minimum spend required is $100,000 for feature films, TV shows and commercials. The minimum per TV episode is $50,000.

There is no per-project cap, and projects are accepted on a first-come, first-considered basis, as funds are available.

Recent productions shot in Kansas City include: “All Creatures Here Below” (2017), “Big Sonia” (2016), “American Honey” (2016), “Different Flowers” (2016), “The Matchbreaker” (2016), “Trust Fund” (2016) and “Desperate Cowboys” (2016).

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

Incenitves
4%-9% Rebate on qualified expenditures
1% Marketing bonus available
$100k Minimum for features, commercials, TV series ($50k per TV episode)
Information courtesy of EP Financial Solutions, a production incentive consulting and financial services company.

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