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TITLE 13CULTURAL RESOURCES
PART 8TEXAS FILM COMMISSION
CHAPTER 121TEXAS MOVING IMAGE INDUSTRY INCENTIVE PROGRAM
RULE §121.3Eligible Projects

(a) A project may be eligible for a grant under the Texas Moving Image Industry Incentive Program if it meets the stated minimum requirements listed in subsections (b) - (h) of this section, is appropriate in content and represents a potential economic impact in Texas, as assessed in §121.9(c)(3) of this chapter, that is sufficient to justify acceptance in the program.

(b) Feature Films.

  (1) Feature Film Applicants must spend a minimum of $250,000 in in-state spending.

  (2) 60% of the Filming Days must be completed in Texas.

  (3) 70% of the paid Crew and 70% of the paid Cast, including extras, must be Texas Residents unless it is determined and certified by the Texas Film Commission (Commission) in writing that a sufficient number of qualified Crew and Cast, including extras, are not available and every effort has been made by the production to meet the requirement by the Principal Start Date.

  (4) Animated or documentary Feature Films must have 70% of the combined total of paid Crew and paid Cast, including extras, be Texas Residents unless it is determined and certified by the Commission in writing that qualified Crew and Cast are not available and every effort has been made by the production to meet the requirement by the Principal Start Date.

(c) Television Programs.

  (1) Television Program Applicants must spend a minimum of $250,000 in in-state spending.

  (2) 60% of the Filming Days must be completed in Texas.

  (3) 70% of the paid Crew and 70% of the paid Cast, including extras, must be Texas Residents unless it is determined and certified by the Commission in writing that a sufficient number of qualified Crew and Cast, including extras, are not available and every effort has been made by the production to meet the requirement by the Principal Start Date.

  (4) Animated or documentary Television Programs must have 70% of the combined total of paid Crew and paid Cast, including extras, be Texas Residents unless it is determined and certified by the Commission in writing that qualified Crew and Cast are not available and every effort has been made by the production to meet the requirement by the Principal Start Date.

(d) Reality Television Projects.

  (1) Reality Television Project Applicants must spend a minimum of $250,000 in in-state spending.

  (2) 60% of the Filming Days must be completed in Texas.

  (3) 70% of the combined total of paid Crew and paid Cast, including extras, must be Texas Residents unless it is determined and certified by the Commission in writing that a sufficient number of qualified Crew and Cast, including extras, are not available and every effort has been made by the production to meet the requirement by the Principal Start Date.

(e) Commercials.

  (1) Commercial Applicants must spend a minimum of $100,000 in in-state spending.

  (2) 60% of the Filming Days must be completed in Texas.

  (3) 70% of the combined total of paid Crew and paid Cast, including extras, which are paid by the Applicant, must be Texas Residents unless it is determined and certified by the Commission in writing that a sufficient number of qualified Crew and Cast, including extras, are not available and every effort has been made by the production to meet the requirement by the Principal Start Date.

(f) Digital Interactive Media Productions.

  (1) Digital Interactive Media Production Applicants must spend a minimum of $100,000 in in-state spending.

  (2) 60% of the Filming Days must be completed in Texas.

  (3) 70% of the combined total of paid Crew and paid Cast which are paid by the Applicant must be Texas Residents unless it is determined and certified by the Commission in writing that qualified Crew and Cast are not available and every effort has been made by the production to meet the requirement by the Principal Start Date.

(g) Educational or Instructional Videos.

  (1) Educational or Instructional Video Applicants must spend a minimum of $100,000 in in-state spending.

  (2) 60% of the Filming Days must be completed in Texas.

  (3) 70% of the combined total of paid Crew and paid Cast, including extras, which are paid by the Applicant, must be Texas Residents unless it is determined and certified by the Commission in writing that qualified Crew and Cast are not available and every effort has been made by the production to meet the requirement by the Principal Start Date.

(h) Visual Effects Projects.

  (1) Visual Effect Project for a Feature Film or Television Program:

    (A) Applicants must spend a minimum of $250,000 in in-state spending.

    (B) 60% of the Filming Days must be completed in Texas.

    (C) 70% of the paid Crew and 70% of the paid Cast, including extras, must be Texas Residents unless it is determined and certified by the Commission in writing that a sufficient number of qualified Crew and Cast, including extras, are not available and every effort has been made by the production to meet the requirement by the Principal Start Date.

  (2) Visual Effect Project for an Educational or Instruction Video or Commercial:

    (A) Applicants must spend a minimum of $100,000 in in-state spending.

    (B) 60% of the Filming Days must be completed in Texas.

    (C) 70% of the combined total of paid Crew and paid Cast, including extras, must be Texas Residents unless it is determined and certified by the Commission in writing that a sufficient number of qualified Crew and Cast, including extras, are not available and every effort has been made by the production to meet the requirement by the Principal Start Date.


Source Note: The provisions of this §121.3 adopted to be effective March 10, 2008, 33 TexReg 2019; amended to be effective November 22, 2009, 34 TexReg 8029; amended to be effective August 1, 2010, 35 TexReg 6519; amended to be effective August 28, 2011, 36 TexReg 5201; amended to be effective January 1, 2012, 36 TexReg 8818; amended to be effective September 5, 2013, 38 TexReg 5714

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