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 $3 million, made-for-television movies must spend at least $1 million, and a commercial production must have a minimum spend of at least $250,000. Grant awards shall not exceed $12 million per season for a television series, $7 million for a feature-length film (including made-for-television movies), 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:

The North Carolina Film and Entertainment Grant is funded at $31 million each fiscal year (July 1-June 30).  The funding is designated recurring and has no sunset date.  Any remaining/unused funds do roll over from fiscal year to fiscal year.

View a summary of the program.

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