State of the Documentary Field - September 21, 2017 Webinar

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 15:00

Supporting Independent Productions: Film Rebate & Tax Incentive Programs

On August 2, 2017, the NEA released State of the Field: A Report from the Documentary Sustainability Summit. Issued in partnership with International Documentary Association (IDA), the report highlights key findings and recommendations from the Documentary Sustainability Summit, held in February 2017 at the NEA offices, that brought together leaders in the documentary community alongside leaders from government and the arts.

Whether you are a film commissioner, part of the indie film community, at a state arts agency, or involved in economic revitalization efforts, this webinar will help deepen your understanding of how indie-friendly film rebate and tax incentive programs can serve local economic interests by supporting the small businesses working in independent production. Following the presentation, there will be a Q&A session with the panelists and webinar participants.

Presenters include: Filmmaker and Co-founder of Meridian Hill Pictures Lance Kramer, media strategist and former Commissioner of New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment Cynthia Lopez, Associate Director Office of Cable Television, Film, Music and Entertainment Herbert Niles, and Sundance Institute Film Fund Director Rahdi Taylor.


Sundance Doc Film Money Map: A Guide to Tax Incentives

Testimonials from D.C.-based filmmaker Lance Kramer, 2011-2017 (PDF)

Attending the webinar

You can join 15 minutes before the 3:00 pm ET start time using the passcode 870335. You can listen on your computer or dial-in toll free at 1-877-685-5350, passcode: 870335.

Please note that the web meeting will be limited to the first 125 attendees; up to 300 can listen on the phone. An archive will be made available shortly after the meeting.

Additional Access Number: 1-719-457-1424, passcode: 870335.