KC Film Rebate Incentive Draws Producers to the Paris of the Plains

   Kansas City, Missouri, became the first and only city in America to offer a local film incentive in a state that does not offer an incentive to producers who film movies, commercials and television productions in the city. The KC Film Office and the Kansas City Office of Culture and Creative Services are working together to ensure the incentive program, which allows producers to receive rebates from 3.5 percent to 7 percent on qualified expenditures, runs smoothly and successfully.

  The minimum spend is $100,000 to $300,000 per film based on its budget, while the minimum spend for TV is $50,000 per episode. The incentive has an annual cap of $75,000, but no project caps and productions are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

  Upcoming film All Creatures Here Below, starring and written by Kansas City native David Dastmalchian, was awarded the first-ever rebate from the Kansas City Film Development Program.

  All Creatures Here Below is a feature film about a young couple hiding out in Kansas City. 95 percent of the film is shot in Kansas City, and the production received a $60,000 rebate.

   To learn more, visit filminkc.com.