Incentives

California Film & Tax Credit Program 2.0
The California Film & Television Tax Credit Program 2.0 provides tax credits based on “Qualified Expenditures” for qualified productions that are produced in California. Enacted in September 2014, the five-year, $1.55 billion program commenced on July 1, 2015. $330,000,000 is available beginning fiscal year 2016/17 through 2019/20. The California fiscal year is July 1 through June 30. www.film.ca.gov/incentives.htm

STAR Partnership
The California Film Commission administers The State Theatrical Arts Resources Partnership, which provides filmmakers access to many vacant State-owned properties for cost recovery expenses.

For information on both programs, visit the California Film Commission website at www.film.ca.gov.

Riverside County

Riverside County incentives include:

  • Waiver of film permit fees and business licenses for productions filming in unincorporated areas of Riverside County.
  • Location fee waiver in County facilities for projects lasting 10 days or less.
  • No transient occupancy taxes when staying in participating hotels, motels and inns in unincorporated areas of Riverside County.

For more information, visit the Riverside County Film Commission website at www.rcfilmtv.org.

City of Palm Springs Incentive Program

The City of Palm Springs offers a limited number of $5,000 grants to film and television companies if production spending within the City of Palm Springs totals a minimum of $25,000.

For details and to apply online for this grant, visit www.psfilmfriendly.com

More Incentives

Cities and agencies may waive film permit and other fees on a case-by-case basis.