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.

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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