Still of Patrick Swayze and Cynthia Rhodes in Dirty Dancing (1987)

Film and Entertainment Grant Program

Through the North Carolina Film and Entertainment Grant, North Carolina offers a rebate of up to 25% on qualified expenses and purchases made by productions while filming in the state. To qualify, a television series must average a minimum in-state spend of $1 million per episode, while a feature-length film must spend at least $5 million, and a commercial production must have a minimum spend of at least $250,000. Grant awards shall not exceed $9 million per season for a television series, $5 million for a feature-length film, and $250,000 for commercials. More information on the grant program can be found on the NC Film Office website.

Public Comment Period Open

An opportunity for public comment regarding the guidelines for the N.C. Film and Entertainment Grant is now available.  The comment period concludes at 5:00pm on January 20, 2017.

To apply for the Film and Entertainment Grant, productions should:

As of January 2015, North Carolina implemented a Film and Entertainment Grant program. Funds from the grant, which was funded with $30 million for both the 2015-16 and 2016-17 Fiscal Years, will serve as a rebate of up to 25% on qualified expenses and purchases of productions.

View a summary of the program.

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