CHARLOTTE FILM

Grants & Incentives

North Carolina and South Carolina have incentives in place that make it more affordable to film in the Carolinas. Film projects in the Charlotte region can take advantage of grants and incentives available from both states.

NC Film Incentives at a Glance

  • Up to $31M

    available incentives

  • Up to 25%

    rebate on expenses

  • Up to $9M

    per TV season

  • Up to $5M

    for feature films

  • No

    sunset date as of 10/9/17

REGISTRATION APPLICATION

Production companies shooting in the Charlotte region are asked to complete the Registration Application.

SALES TAX EXEMPTIONS

Sales tax exemptions are in effect in South Carolina on audiovisual master tapes used in the motion picture, television and audio production industries.

SALES TAX CAP

Productions that spend a minimum of $250,000 in South Carolina are exempt from state and local sales and use tax on supplies. The exemption is offered at the point of purchase.

SC Film Incentives at a Glance

  • Up to 25%

    wage rebates

  • Up to 30%

    supplier rebates

  • Tax Breaks

    no state sales & accommodation tax

  • Location Fees

    no fees on state properties

Apply to film in Charlotte

REGISTRATION APPLICATION FORM