Film Incentives

The California Film & Television Tax Credit Program was enacted in February 2009 as part of a targeted economic stimulus package to increase production spending, 
jobs and tax revenues in California. The Program has just commenced its 4th fiscal year.

State of California Incentives

    (Eligible for 20% Tax Credit):

    Feature Films ($1 million minimum - $75 million maximum production budget)

    Movies of the Week or Miniseries ($500,000 minimum production budget)

    New television series licensed for original distribution on basic cable ($1 million minimum budget; one-half hour shows and other exclusions apply)

(Eligible for 25% Tax Credit):

A television series, without regard to episode length, that filmed all of its prior seasons outside of California.

An "independent film" ($1 million total production budget - $10 million qualified expenditure budget that is produced by a company that is not publicly traded and that publicly traded companies do not own more that 25% of the producing company.)Approved 20-25% tax credit applied with a minimum budget of %1 million.  In addition to independent films meeting requirements provided by the state.

County of Riverside Incentives:

  • Filming Permit Fee (Motion & Stills) - NO CHARGE
  • Filming Permit Process Fee (Motion & Stills)- NO CHARGE 
  • Filming Application Fee (Motion & Stills) - NO CHARGE 

  • Permit Rider, if requested (Motion & Stills) - NO CHARGE  

  • Business License - Not Required

  • Facility Costs Waived for Projects Lasting Ten Days or Less

Film Temecula makes it easy and cost effective to film just ninety minutes from Los Angeles. Our professional staff can assist with all inquiries pertaining to filming within our region. We look forward to facilitating the process of permitting, scouting, hotel accommodations and much more.

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