The Mississippi Motion Picture Incentive Program provides a cash rebate on eligible expenditures and payroll, and provides sales and use tax reductions on eligible equipment rentals/purchases. This program is available for nationally distributed motion pictures, television programs, DVDs, documentaries, short films, commercials for national or cable broadcast, and video games; and it includes animation, interactive media, 3D applications, cinematics, visual effects and motion capture. National distribution includes theatrical, broadcast, direct to DVD/video, festival screening, streaming video and Internet delivery.
The program offers a 25% rebate on Mississippi spend, a 30% rebate on the payroll of above and below the line resident cast and crew. There is an additional 5% rebate on the payroll of any honorably discharged Veteran.
There is a $50,000 minimum spend per project. There is a $10 million per project rebate cap. There is a $20 million annual rebate cap. (Mississippi’s fiscal year is July 1-June 30). There is no minimum requirement for production days or percentage of production spend, but at least 20% of the production crew on payroll must be Mississippi residents.
Participation in the Mississippi Motion Picture Incentive Program must be acknowledged in the end credits, and the Mississippi Film Office logo must be displayed. Graphic and copy will be provided. Individual cities and/or counties used as locations must also be acknowledged in the end credits.
Visit the Mississippi Film Office incentives page for detailed information and the application, or call 601.359.6564.