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 - held on September 21, 2017 - 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 was a Q&;A session with the panelists and webinar participants. Presenters included: 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.