The Texas Moving Image Industry Incentive Program (TMIIIP) is designed to build the economy through the moving image industry and create jobs in Texas. TMIIIP provides qualifying film, television, commercial, visual effects and video game productions the opportunity to receive a cash grant based on a percentage of a project’s eligible Texas expenditures, including eligible wages paid to Texas residents. Grants vary by budget levels and types of productions, and are issued upon completion of a review of the project’s Texas expenditures. This incentive program is in addition to Texas’ Sales Tax Exemptions.
Texas spending can include eligible pre-production, production and post-production expenditures.
Base Incentive Rate 5% - 20%
*Underutilized or Economically Distressed Areas Incentive Additional 2.5%
Minimum In-state Spend
5% for $250,000 - $1 million, 10% for $1 million - $3.5 million, 20% for $3.5 million+
Qualifying Expenses Wages, Invoices and Petty Cash
Per Project Cap None
Qualified Labor First $1 million of each Texas Resident
Program Qualifications 70% of paid crew and 70% of paid cast members, including extras, must be Texas Residents, 60% of total production days must be completed in Texas