Badlands National Park
South Dakota State Film Commission Badlands National Park
What are some of the greatest financial perks of filming in your state? South Dakota is a very cost effective place to do business. From reasonable hotel rates, to no general film permits, to no corporate or state income tax.

What tax credits are available for productions in your state? None.

What are some of the locations in your state that filmmakers should know about? Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Badlands National Park, Black Hills National Forest, Missouri River, farm land, grasslands, ranches, buttes, city backdrops and more.

What can you tell us about talented labor in your state? Do you have robust union representation? South Dakota has a booming film industry. There are several "pockets" across South Dakota that can help fill out a crew list.

What are some of the recent productions that produced films in your state? "American Pickers," "Pawn Star," "Nebraska," and many independent films.

What cities have their own film commissions in your state? None.

Pactola Lake in the Black Hills
South Dakota State Film Commission Pactola Lake in the Black Hills

What should filmmakers do if they're interested in shooting a film in your state? Who should they contact if they have more questions?

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