Snowbate, Minnesota Film Incentive, Funded at $10M

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This week, Governor Mark Dayton signed the Omnibus Jobs bill, which funds $10 million to the Snowbate Incentive Program.

Thank you for the hard work of Lucinda Winter and the MN Film & TV Board, Minnesota production community, members of Local IATSE 490, the Teamsters, SAG-AFTRA, AICP, AICE and film, TV, digital production supporters.

The bill will increase the maximum reimbursement percentage to 25 percent for Minnesota production expenditures. The Snowbate incentive is available to feature films, TV pilots, documentaries, post production and internet programs. We are excited about the new film opportunities and subsequent economic growth that this program will bring to Minnesota! For more information, please visit the MN Film & TV website.


Griffin Productions Plans to Produce 12 Films in Minnesota

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Griffin Productions wants to produce up to a dozen films within five years in the state. The first film, “Thanksgiving at Denny’s,” will have a budget between $2.5 million and $4 million (depending on the cast and other factors).

“Thanksgiving at Denny’s” could bring $15 million to $24 million in economic benefits to the Minnesota economy based on estimates that show every dollar spent making a film generates six dollars in economic activity.

Read full story in Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal.