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State Film Commissions Guide: South Dakota

State Film Commissions Guide: South Dakota

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.

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

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

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