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

Texas Film Commission

Stephanie Whallon, Incentive Program Manager

1100 San Jacinto Blvd

Austin, TX 78701





5-22.5% Grant

Related Programs
Project Criteria






60% of total shooting days must be local.

Qualified Spend

5% (min. spend of $250K - $1M), 10% (min. spend of $1M - $3.5M), and 20% (min. spend of $3.5M+) of qualified expenditures. Qualified expenditures include payments made to Texas companies for goods and services domiciled and used in Texas that are directly attributable to the eligible production.

2.5% if 25% of production occurs in underutilized or economically distressed areas.

Select projects in the Greater Austin area are eligible for an additional 0.50% rebate on wages to local residents. Projects that meet the Significant Promotion of Austin test or are produced by an Austin based company will be eligible to receive a bonus of 0.25% on top of the Austin incentive.

Program Guidelines


Additional Considerations


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

70% of paid crew and 70% of paid cast, including extras, must be Texas residents.

Reality TV and commercials cap out at 12.5%.

Must apply between 120 days to five business days prior to start of principal photography.