Virginia’s incentive program is designed to support the state’s film production industry while making the filming experience as economical and efficient as possible.
Virginia has two different incentive funds. The Motion Picture Opportunity Fund provides grants, and the Virginia Motion Picture Tax Credit Fund provides refundable tax credits. In addition to the incentive funds, the state also has a Sales and Use Tax Exemption that applies to the purchase of production related supplies and equipment. Hotel stays of 30 days or more are also exempt from state sales tax and some local lodging taxes.
You don’t need to decide which incentive program is right for your project. Virginia Film Office staff are available to help. For assistance, call 800.854.6233, 804.535.5530 or email Dawn Blacksten.