Kentucky

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

Administrative Guidance

Incentive Summary

The Kentucky Office of Film and Development

Tim Bates, Manager

100 Airport Road, 2nd Floor

Frankfort, KY 40601

502.564.4930 ext 154

tbates@ky.gov

www.filmoffice.ky.gov

Incentive

30-35% Non-Transferable/Non-Refundable

Project Criteria

35%

35%

30%

30%

$250K (film/TV); $20K (documentaries)

None

$1M (ATL); None (BTL)

Qualified Spend

30% of qualified expenditures. Qualified expenditures must be made from businesses within the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

List of Qualified Expenditures

5% for filming in an "enhanced incentive county"

Program Guidelines

$100M

None

Yes

No

Additional Considerations

Yes

  • Individual: 5%
  • Loan-out: Not Required

The application must be filed at least 30 days before production activity.