Film Commission Information

Phone: (312) 814-3600
Address:
100 West Randolph Street
Suite 3-400
Chicago, IL 60657
USA
Website: http://film.illinois.gov

Commission Representative: Christine Dudley, Director
Email: christine.dudley@illinois.gov

Commission Representative: Louis Ferrara, Deputy Director
Email: louis.ferrara@illinois.gov

Commission Representative: Cesar Lopez, Film Tax Credit Manager
Email: cesar.lopez@illinois.gov

Commission Incentives

30-45% Transferable Tax Credit

Resident ATL: 30%
Resident BTL: 30%

Minimum Spend: $100K ($50K for 30 minutes or less)
Project Cap: None
Compensation Cap: $100K

Qualified Spend/Bonus
30% on qualified expenditures including, but not limited to:
Labor (resident only)
Select Fringes
Workers Comp/Handling Fees
Equipment
Post
Travel (in-state only)
Shipping (in-state only)
Hotel
Insurance
Legal Fees
Working Meals
Food/Catering/Entertainment
Wrap Party/Crew Gifts

Bonus:
15% of Illinois labor expenditures generated by the employment of residents of high poverty levels.

Annual Cap: None
Sunset Date: May 5, 2021
Screen Credit: Yes
CPA Audit: Yes
Carry Forward: 5 Years
Loan-out Registration: No