incentives & deals

$296 million reasons why you'll want to film in the sunshine state

  • Up to 30% transferable tax credit based on production's qualified Florida expenditures
  • Applications are required to be submitted electronically at
  • The priority for qualifying/certifying projects for tax credit awards is determined on a first-come, first-served basis within its appropriate queue
  • All tax credits are issued after the completion of the project
  • Proof of financing is required within 90 days of the submitted application
  • Must submit all claimed Florida expenditures
  • The following queues for film and entertainment projects include:
general production queue
  • Eligible productions: films, TV (TV series and pilots may be ineligible), documentaries, digital media projects, commercials and music videos
  • Minimum spend: $625,000
  • Proof of financing required (within 90 days of application)
  • Maximum incentive award: $8,000,000
commercial and music video queue
  • Minimum spend: $100,000 per commercial or music video
  • Must spend at least $500,000 within one fiscal year before eligible to apply (can bundle projects)
  • Maximum incentive award: $500,000 per fiscal year
independent & emerging media production queue
  • Eligible: films, TV, documentaries, digital media projects
  • Minimum spend: $100,000
  • Maximum spend: $625,000
  • Maximum incentive award: $125,000

greater fort lauderdale/broward county cash rebates

In addition to the State's, the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County OFE will provide a cash rebate for qualified production expenditures of up to $150,000 for film, TV, commercials, Independent & Emerging, music video and still projects. The incentives are awarded to projects filming and housed for the duration of the production in Broward County. These rebates are limited to a first come, first serve basis. Project completion, Pre production budgets and post production reconciliation budget will need to be provided to the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward Office of Film & Entertainment for receipt of rebate. Projects must have proof of financing prior to applying. The CVB's Office of Film & Entertainment reserves the right to disqualify projects at anytime should agreed upon requirements not be met and delivered. For further details on the rebate program for each queue, contact Noelle P. Stevenson, Film & Entertainment Commissioner, Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward Office of Film & Entertainment at 954-767-2440.