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July 15, 2013 12:57 PM
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State Film Commissions Guide: Kansas

Monument Rocks Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission
What are some of the greatest financial perks of filming in your state? Low cost of doing business; No state permits; Low taxes

What are some of the locations in your state that filmmakers should know about? Mainstreet USA, Flint Hills, Western Towns, Tallgrass Prairie, Osawatomie State Hospital, Gypsum Hills, Monument Rocks (prehistoric ocean floor rock formations)

Are there studios and soundstages that the state hosts that filmmakers should know about? Oldfather Studios, Rock Island Studios, Outpost Worldwide, Gizmo Pictures

What can you tell us about talented labor in your state? Do you have robust union representation? 1.5 crews deep. Experienced crew both union and non-union that work all across the country

Are there deals that you have with equipment, craft service or other suppliers to make these services more affordable? Companies that provide these services work with productions of all sizes to fit a variety of budgets.

What are some of the recent productions that produced films in your state? "Jayhawkers," "Kick Me," "The Sublime and Beautiful," "Nailbiter"

What cities have their own film commissions in your state? Kansas City; Wichita

Old Cowtown Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission

How many productions shot in your state last year? 100+ (if you include commercials, music videos, etc.)

What should filmmakers do if they're interested in shooting a film in your state? Who should they contact if they have more questions? Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission. pjasso@kansasocmmerce.com, 785.296.2178

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

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