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State Film Commissions Guide: Alabama

By Indiewire | Indiewire July 15, 2013 at 12:42PM

State Film Commissions Guide: Alabama
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Barber Motor Sports Park
Alabama State Film Commission Barber Motor Sports Park
What tax credits are available for productions in your state? 25% REBATE - Production Expenditure ($500,000 minimum spend); 35% REBATE - Alabama Labor
4% No State Sales Tax ($150,000 minimum spend)
4% No Lodging Tax ($150,000 minimum spend)


What are some of the locations in your state that filmmakers should know about? Our glorious beaches on the Gulf Coast, mountains, waterfalls and caverns in North Alabama, lakes and rivers. U.S. Space and Rocket Center; Barber Motorsports Park; Talladega Speedway; Mobile Sea Port; Ft. McClellan (inactive) Army Base; Historic Rickwood Field; antebellum homes; period small towns; Edmund Pettus Bridge and other civil rights landmarks.



Are there studios and soundstages that the state hosts that filmmakers should know about? Yes, view our website for details.



What can you tell us about talented labor in your state? Do you have robust union representation? We have experienced crew who have worked on feature and independent films, commercials, documentaries and other productions.



What are some of the recent productions that produced films in your state? "42" the Jackie Robinson story; "Space Warriors"; "October Baby; "Smile as Big as the Moon".

Blakeley State Park Boardwalk
Alabama State Film Commission Blakeley State Park Boardwalk



What cities have their own film commissions in your state? Mobile; Montgomery

How many productions shot in your state last year? 135


What should filmmakers do if they're interested in shooting a film in your state? Who should they contact if they have more questions? Please call AFO with any questions you have at 334.242.4195, or visit our website at www.alabamafilm.org to contact any of the AFO staff listed to assist you.



Interested in the incentives offered by other state film commissions? Check out Indiewire's full guide to state film commissions HERE.


This article is related to: State Film Commissions Guide, Filmmaker Toolkit