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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

Tennessee Entertainment Commission

Bob Raines, Executive Director

312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue, 27rd Floor

Nashville, TN 37243



25-30%% Grant

Project Criteria



25% (scripted TV series)

25% (scripted TV series)

$200K (film/TV pilot); $500K (scripted TV series/per episode)

$250K per resident (films/TV pilots/scripted TV series); $2M per season for total non-resident compensation (scripted TV series)

Qualified Spend

25% on qualified expenditures including, but not limited to:

  • Labor 
  • Select Fringes
  • Workers Comp/Handling Fees
  • Equipment
  • Post
  • Travel (in-state and out-of-state)
  • Hotel
  • Insurance
  • Legal Fees
  • Working Meals

Expenditures must come from a Tennessee vendor to qualify.

5% on Tennessee Resident labor is available for qualified Scripted TV Series projects that include an embedded Filmed in Tennessee logo. 

Program Guidelines




Additional Considerations


Commercials must broadcast on national or cable networks.

Application must be submitted up to 120 days prior to principal photography.

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