Thanks for considering Minnesota for your next production.
Minnesota has two state incentive programs which can be combined with incentives offered by regional/local communities.
A reimbursement of 20% to 25% of Minnesota production expenditures. The incentive is available to qualified feature films, documentaries, TV pilots, programs or series, TV commercials, music videos, internet and post production only. Click here for more information about the Snowbate Production Incentive. PLEASE NOTE: if MN photography has already begun, the project is NOT eligible to apply.
Legacy Reimbursement Programs
Competitive grant reimbursement opportunities available to current Minnesota residents. Click here to learn more
Other free production resources:
Snowbate Operations Committee
This group of industry professionals are responsible for developing and updating the Snowbate guidelines and terms and conditions in accordance with Minnesota statute 116U.26 Film Production Jobs Program.
The committee is comprised of volunteer representatives from the Minnesota production community.
Jill Johansen -- Incentives Specialist, Minnesota Film and Television
Heidi Schuster, Chair -- Splice
Ace Allgood -- Channel Z
Carrie Bush -- Freelance production personnel
Melissa Butts -- Melrae Pictures
Michelle Caron -- Caron Consulting, LLC
Jane Durkee -- Tremendous! Entertainment
Julie Hartley -- Freelance producer, UpM
Laura Ivey -- Freelance producer
Emily Stevens -- tpt
Mark Steele -- Werc Werk Works
Andrew Peterson -- IFP Minnesota
Brian Simpson -- IATSE 490
(Updated July 2014)
Commercial Sales Tax Exemptions
Minnesota expenditures for TV commercial production and post-production are exempt from Minnesota sales tax.
For more details click here: TV_Commerical_Sales_Tax_Exemptions.pdf
Hotel/Lodging Tax Exemption
All production personnel who stay in a hotel or other lodging under a lease agreement for 30 days of longer are exempt from state lodging tax.
For more details click here: Hotel_and_Lodging_Sales_Tax_Exemption.pdf