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Washington Commercial Production Incentives

State Incentives

Questions about the Washington Incentive Program?





    Type of IncentiveRebate
    Incentive Amount15 - 25%
    ResidencyBoth 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.
    Production CapNone
    Salary CapNon-resident payroll excluded for individuals paid > $50,000
    Annual Cap$3,500,00
    Application TimelineApplicants must submit application, and application must be approved prior to production. Once approved, production will be required to sign a grant agreement contract
    Loan-Out RegistrationNo
    Loan-Out WithholdingNo
    CPA AuditNo, but an internal review is required Fee: $2,500

    Washington Filmworks


    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.