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RULE §121.7Additional Grant Award

An applicant shall be eligible for a single additional grant equal to 2.5% of total in-state spending by meeting one of the following:

  (1) Completing at least 25% of their total Filming Days or Man Hours, as applicable, in Underutilized or Economically Distressed Areas (UEDAs).

    (A) In the event that multiple locations are utilized within a single Filming Day, in order to calculate the 25% of total Filming Days in UEDAs necessary to receive this additional grant, the Texas Film Commission (Commission) shall pro-rate a given Filming Day by the number of shooting locations reflected on production reports furnished by an Applicant to the Commission. For example, if eight shooting locations are utilized in a Filming Day, and five are located in UEDAs, 5/8 of that Filming Day shall count in calculating the 25% of total Filming Days necessary for this additional grant.

    (B) If one or more shooting locations is not located in a UEDA, but is serviced by a basecamp located in a UEDA, such shooting locations shall be deemed to be located in a UEDA when calculating the 25% of total Filming Days necessary for this additional grant. A Production Company must have paid financial consideration to the owner/leaseholder of the basecamp location pursuant to a location agreement to be considered a "basecamp" under this subparagraph. The basecamp location must be listed on the call sheets and/or other relevant production documentation.

    (C) The Commission shall identify the areas that qualify for designation as UEDAs.

  (2) Demonstrating that 5% of the combined total of paid Crew and paid Cast, including extras, who are paid by the Applicant are Texas Resident "Veterans."

    (A) For purposes of this Section, a "Veteran" is a person who served in and has been honorably discharged from the United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, or Coast Guard; the National or Air National Guard of the United States; the Texas Army National Guard; the Texas Air National Guard; a Reserve component of any of the aforementioned military organizations; or any other military service that the Commission determines to be allowable.

    (B) The Applicant shall submit sufficient information confirming the Veteran's status, including military-issued discharge documentation and other information requested by the Commission to support a determination that the person qualifies as a Veteran.

  (3) Expending 10% of the total eligible in-state spending on eligible expenditures during Postproduction, including labor, vendors, and music costs.

Source Note: The provisions of this §121.7 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 28, 2011, 36 TexReg 5201; amended to be effective September 5, 2013, 38 TexReg 5714; amended to be effective March 6, 2014, 39 TexReg 1358; amended to be effective March 27, 2017, 42 TexReg 1399; amended to be effective May 21, 2023, 48 TexReg 2484

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