TXMPA

The Texas Motion Picture Alliance (TXMPA) is a nonprofit 501(c)(6) organization founded in Austin on June 16, 2006 to become the advocate for the film, video, interactive and digital media production industries in the Lone Star State. TXMPA is committed to building a strong community of industry professionals and to support legislation that benefits our industry. TXMPA is also committed to educating the general public about our businesses and how we impact their lives through the hundreds of millions of dollars our productions pump into the economy.

NEW Texas Moving Image Industry Incentive Program

The new Texas Production Incentive offers qualifying feature films, television programs, commercials, video games, and stand-alone post-production/finishing projects the opportunity to receive a payment of 5-15% of eligible Texas spending upon completion of a review of their Texas expenditures. Both live-action and animated projects are eligible. This incentive program is in addition to Texas’s Sales Tax Exemptions.

FILM & TELEVISION PROJECTS

  • Feature Films
  • Documentaries
  • Episodic Television Series
  • Television Episodes
  • Television Movies
  • Miniseries
  • Reality Television
  • Interstitial Television Programming
  • Nationally Syndicated Talk Show

Program Overview

  • Tiered incentive payments of 5-15% based on level of Texas spending.*
  • Option to choose incentive calculation based on total in-state spending or wages paid to Texas residents.*
  • Possible bonus of 2.5% if 25% of production completed in underutilized area.
  • Texas spending can include eligible pre-production, production and post-production expenditures.
  • No cap on incentive amount.

Minimum Qualifications

  • $250,000 in Texas spending.
  • 60% of shooting days completed in Texas.
  • 70% of paid crew must be Texas residents.
  • 70% of paid cast (including extras) must be Texas residents.*

* except reality television and talk shows.

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COMMERCIAL PROJECTS

  • National Commercials
  • Regional Commercials
  • Series of Commercials
  • Infomercials
  • Interstitial Advertising
  • Music Videos
  • Educational Videos
  • Instructional Videos

Program Overview

  • Incentive payment of 5% of Texas spending.
  • Possible bonus of 2.5% if 25% of production completed in underutilized area.
  • Texas spending can include eligible pre-production, production and post-production expenditures.
  • No cap on incentive amount.

Minimum Qualifications

  • $100,000 in Texas spending.
  • 60% of shooting days must be completed in Texas.
  • 70% of paid crew, cast & extras combined must be Texas residents.

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VIDEO GAME PROJECTS

  • Console Games
  • Computer Games
  • Handheld Console Games
  • Mobile Electronic Device Games
  • Stand-Alone Arcade Games
  • Browser or Web Based Games

Program Overview

  • Incentive payment of 5% of Texas spending.
  • Possible bonus of 2.5% if 25% of production completed in underutilized area.
  • No cap on incentive amount.

Minimum Qualifications

  • $100,000 in Texas spending.
  • 60% of production days must be completed in Texas.
  • 70% of paid employees and contract labor must be Texas residents.

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POST-PRODUCTION / FINISHING PROJECTS

For stand-alone post-production / finishing projects for film, television and commercials.

  • Incentive payment of 5-15% of Texas spending.
  • Percentage based on type of project and level of Texas spending.
  • No cap on incentive amount.

DETAILS TO FOLLOW

SOUTHEAST REGION
Regional Representative – Susan Fowler susan.fowler@sbcglobal.net

The Southeast Region of the TXMPA emcompasses the fourth largest city in the U.S., Houston. It reaches east to Galveston Island, south to Corpus Christi, north to Nacogdoches and west to Bryan-College Station.

The area’s feature film and television production history is rich and diverse, from the battle scenes in Pearl Harbor and the space frontier of Apollo 13, to the story of legendary music icon Selena and the hard-scrabble Urban Cowboy, to the five Oscar winner Terms of Endearment.

If you make your living in the moving image industry, or want to, or benefit from the industry, or just love film, please JOIN TXMPA in our effort to increase film, video and video game production in Texas. Our industry is in danger, due to large incentives passed by so many other states. Our main objective – leveling the playing field on incentives — can only be achieved through the legislative process. The upcoming legislative session will be CRITICAL in determining our future.

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