Eligible Production Types
- Feature Films
- Scripted Television
- Reality Television
- Video Games
- Talk Shows
- Game Shows
- Live Events
Location Production Needs
60% of total shooting days must be local.
Up to 22.5% on qualified expenditures including, but not limited to:
Qualified Expenditures must be purchased through a Texas vendor.
70% of paid crew and 70% of paid cast, including extras, must be Texas residents.
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.
Reality TV and commercials cap out at 12.5%.
Must apply between 60 days to five business days prior to start of principal photography.