Questions about the Washington Incentive Program?
|Type of Incentive||Rebate|
|Incentive Amount||15 - 25%|
|Residency||Both residents and non-residents can qualify. Non-residents may if >75% of workforce are WA residents. (Qualified non-resident labor excludes PA's, writer, director, producer and talent)|
|Minimum Spend||$150,000 and >85% of production days must be in-state.|
|Salary Cap||Non-resident payroll excluded for individuals paid > $50,000|
|Application Timeline||Applicants must submit application, and application must be approved prior to production. Once approved, production will be required to sign a grant agreement contract|
|CPA Audit||No, but an internal review is required Fee: $2,500|
To qualify, productions must employ a resident WA director, producer or screenwriter.
Producer – The primary individual associated with the production responsible for overseeing the Motion Picture’s financial, business and creative decisions. In evaluating applications, consideration may be given by WF to other parties bearing “producer-type” credits.
Generally, the producer and screenwriter are agency staff positions – leaving only the director as the key to qualifying the production.