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State Film Commissions Guide: New Hampshire

State Film Commissions Guide: New Hampshire

What are some of the greatest financial perks of filming in your state? New Hampshire already has a unique, business-friendly economy. No broad
based personal income tax, no sales tax, no use tax, no capital gains
tax. There are no general filming permits required in New Hampshire.
Locations are often available for a low fee, and many cost-prohibitive
hurdles are typically quickly remedied with a conversation and a bit of
Yankee ingenuity.

What tax credits are available for productions in your state? New Hampshire currently does not offer a tax incentive program for production.

What are some of the locations in your state that filmmakers should know about?
If indie filmmakers come to Concord, New Hampshire, in the center of the
state, they are then literally only an hour away from diverse locations
in every direction: our lakes and mountains to the north, the seacoast
to the east, pastoral land to the west, and metropolitan areas to the

Are there studios and soundstages that the state hosts that filmmakers should know about? Indie filmmakers should check out Granite Media Center in our Lakes
Region of the state. The facility is available for rent and contains
office space, a commissary, a screening room, greenscreen studio, and
studio space (120’x80′) with loading docks and drive-in doors. See more
at http://gmcnh.com. Other studio space can be found in our directory at http://nhfilmdirectory.com.

What can you tell us about talented labor in your state? Do you have robust union representation? New Hampshire has a growing crew base affiliated with IATSE Local 481
(Boston). The New England region is small enough where crew can come
from multiple states and there is frequent overlap between New Hampshire
and Massachusetts.

Are there deals that you have with equipment, craft service or other suppliers to make these services more affordable? The New Hampshire Film & Television office has partnered with a
number of lodging properties throughout the state that are excited to
offer discounts to independent filmmakers that offset New Hampshire’s
Meals & Rentals tax (and then some!)

What are some of the recent productions that produced films in your state? “In Your Eyes,” “3 Days of Normal,” “Brief Reunion,” “Yellowbrickroad,” “Mystery Team” 

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

How many productions shot in your state last year? 54 (features, shorts, photo projects)

should filmmakers do if they’re interested in shooting a film in your
state? Who should they contact if they have more questions?
Contact Matt Newton, Director, at 603-271-2220 or email film@nh.gov.

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

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