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Connecticut

Eligible Production Types

  • Feature Films
  • Scripted Television
  • Reality Television
  • Documentaries
  • Animation
  • Video Games
  • Webisodes
  • Talk Shows
  • Game Shows
  • Live Events
  • Commercials

Location Production Needs

  • Rural
  • Suburban
  • Snow
  • Tropical
  • Beaches/Ocean
  • Mountains
  • Lakes/Rivers
  • Deserts
  • Forests
  • City

Office of Film, Television, and Digital Media

George Norfleet, Director

450 Columbus Blvd, Suite 5

Hartford, CT 06103

860.500.2300

george.norfleet@ct.gov

www.ctfilm.com

Incentive

10-30% Transferable Tax Credit

Project Criteria

10-30%

10-30%

10-30%

10-30%

$100K-$1M

None

$20M

50% of principal photography

Qualified Spend

10% (min. spend of $100K), 15% (min. spend of $500K), and 30% (min. spend of $1M) on qualified expenditures including, but not limited to:

  • Labor (resident and non-resident)
  • Select Fringes
  • Workers Comp/Handling Fees
  • Equipment
  • Post
  • Travel (in-state and out-of-state)
  • Shipping (in-state and out-of-state)
  • Hotel
  • Completion Bond
  • Insurance
  • Legal Fees
  • Working Meals
  • Food/Catering/Entertainment
  • Wrap Party/Crew Gifts
Program Guidelines

None

None

Yes

Yes

5 Years

Additional Considerations

Yes

  • Non-resident: 3-6.5%
  • Loan-out: 3-6.5%

Application must be filed 90 days from first qualified in-state expense.

Note: In November 2017, the Governor signed SB 1502a, which permanently extended the moratorium on feature films, defined as films for theatrical release. Films made for TV and streaming services are still eligible. Theatrically distributed feature films can still potentially qualify if 25% or more of the principal photography shooting days are at a facility that receives not less than $25M in private investment and opened for business on or after July 1, 2013. 

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