Our Legislative Agenda
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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. The Alliance 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.
TXMPA supports legislation that will provide competitive economic incentives for the film, video, interactive, and video game industry.
TXMPA opposes legislation that increases the cost of doing business in Texas for the film, video, interactive, and video game industry.
The Current Incentives Program
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Texas' Moving Image Industry Incentive Program offers grants equal to 5% to 15% of in-state spending, including wages paid to Texas residents. Grants are available upon project completion to feature films, documentaries, television programs, commercials and video games. Both live-action and animated projects are eligible. These grants are in addition to our existing Sales Tax Exemptions.
In addition, on most projects shot in Texas, a production company is 100% exempt from State and local sales taxes on much of what they rent or purchase. That's not a rebate; it's an up-front exemption, and the claim form is one single page. If they're here for more than 30 days, they are also exempt from a portion of occupancy tax on hotel rooms. Production companies may claim refunds for sales tax paid on fuel that was used off-road (like generators and boats).
The Full State of Texas INCENTIVE information can be found HERE.