MINNESOTA'S PRODUCTION INCENTIVE
PLEASE NOTE THAT CURRENT SNOWBATE GUIDELINES WILL BE UPDATED TO REFLECT NEW LEGISLATION AND NEW FUNDING IN JULY, 2013.
In early July, 2013, the current published Snowbate guidelines will be updated to reflect some changes in legislation in accordance with our allocation of $10 million in reimbursement funds. Rebates will increase to up to 25% of qualified MN expenditures, above the line talent (non-resident) will be included as an eligible rebate cost (cap tbd), and a production that spends more than $1 million in MN will automatically qualify at 25% and will be audited by an independent auditor paid for by MN Film and TV. Specific eligibilty and rules have yet to be determined. Please watch this space for updates to the program rules or feel free to contact our office with questions.
Snowbate, Minnesota's Film Jobs Production Program, currently offers reimbursement of 15% to 20% of Minnesota production expenditures. The incentive is available to feature films, TV Pilots, Documentaries, Post Production and Internet Programs.
To download all of the Snowbate Guidelines, Forms and Terms and Conditions, click here. Please note that if prinicipal photography has already begun, the project is NOT eligible to apply.
Please call Snowbate Administrator Jill Johansen at our office at 612 767 0095 if you have any questions after reviewing the Guidelines, Forms and Terms and Conditions.
Applications can be faxed to our office at 612-767-2425 or sent by air freight or U.S. mail to 401 North 3rd Street, Suite 440 Minneapolis, MN 55401, attn: Snowbate.
Comments regarding the Snowbate program should be e-mailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org. All comments will be forwarded to the Snowbate Operations Committee.
Snowbate funds are limited. If you are interested in applying to the Snowbate Program, we recommend that you call our office and check on the current availability of funds. Your entity and and project applications must be approved and your project certified before any Minnesota expenditures can be reimbursed.