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State Film Commissions Guide: Rhode Island

State Film Commissions Guide: Rhode Island

What are some of the greatest financial perks of filming in your state?
25% transferable tax credit, $100,000 minimum spend.

What tax credits are available for productions in your state?
25% transferable tax credit.

What are some of the locations in your state that filmmakers should know about?
Rhode Island is the smallest state in the union. You can film in a gritty urban setting in the morning, in a charming small New England town in the afternoon and at the beach at sunset, as every location is less than an hour away.

Are there studios and soundstages that the state hosts that filmmakers should know about?
There is large studio with production office space and parking available.

What can you tell us about talented labor in your state? Do you have robust union representation?
We are 2-1/2 crew deep with excellent union representation.

Are there deals that you have with equipment, craft service or other suppliers to make these services more affordable?
Rhode Island vendors are happy to do business with productions and will provide the best rates possible.

What are some of the recent productions that produced films in your state?
“Infinitely,” “Polar Bear,” “Moonrise Kingdom,” “Body of Proof.”

What cities have their own film commissions in your state?
Newport, Pawtucket, Providence.

How many productions shot in your state last year?
Many films, commercials, documentaries, industrials, music videos, episodic TV.

What should filmmakers do if they’re interested in shooting a film in your state? Who should they contact if they have more questions?
Visit the website or call the office at (401) 222-3456.

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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