Film Commission Information

Commissioner: Donne Dawson
Email: ddawson@dbedt.hawaii.gov
Phone: (808) 586-2570
Address:
250 So. Hotel Street; 4th Floor
P.O. Box 2359
Honolulu, HI 96813
USA
Website: http://hawaiifilmoffice.com

Commission Incentives

20-25% Refundable Tax Credit

ATL: 20-25%
BTL: 20-25%

Minimum Spend: $200K
Compensation Cap: None
Per Production Credit Cap: $15M

20% on qualified expenditures including, but not limited to:
Labor (resident and non-resident)
Equipment
Post
Travel (in-state and out-of-state)
Shipping (in-state and out-of-state)
Hotel
Insurance
Working Meals
Food/Catering/Entertainment

Bonus:
5% for production in a county with a population less than 700,000.

Annual Cap: None
Sunset Date: December 31, 2018
Screen Credit: Yes
CPA Audit: No

Additional Considerations
Loan-out Registration: Yes

Production must provide evidence of reasonable efforts to hire local talent and crew.

The program is administered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Submit final Hawaii Production Report after completing production.