DC Film Office Begins Accepting Applications for Film DC Economic Incentive Fund

Washington, D.C. - The Office of Motion Picture and Television Development (MPTD) announced today it will begin accepting applications for the Film DC Economic Incentive Fund<http://film.dc.gov/service/film-dc-incentive-fund>. This will mark the first time in more than five years that funds will be made available for disbursement. There is currently $1.2 million allocated to the Film DC Economic Incentive Fund.

MPTD recently submitted emergency rulemaking required to align the regulatory language with the current Film DC Economic Incentive Law (D.C. Code § 39-501). These changes, which were published in the DC Register on May 15, make it possible for MPTD to administrate the Film DC Economic Incentive Fund.

The Film DC Economic Incentive Fund offers cash rebates for qualified productions in the District, equal to:

o   42% of qualified production expenditures taxable in the District;

o   21% of qualified production expenditures not taxable in the District;

o   30% of qualified personnel expenditures;

o   50% of qualified job training expenditures; and

o   25% of infrastructure investments.

To qualify, an approved applicant must spend at least $250,000 in the District of Columbia on qualified expenditures, file an application and enter into an incentive agreement with MPTD, and not be delinquent in any tax obligation owed to the District of Columbia.

To apply for the FY2015 Film DC Economic Incentive Fund and for additional information regarding qualifications, please visit: http://film.dc.gov/service/film-dc-incentive-fund. If you have any questions regarding the administration of the fund, please email FilmDC.Incentive@dc.gov<mailto:FilmDC.Incentive@dc.gov> or call 202-727-6608.

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About MPTD
The District of Columbia Office of Motion Picture and Television Development (MPTD) is responsible for implementing, managing, and administering programs, initiatives, and services that support media industry economic activity, growth, and employment in the District of Columbia. Washington, D.C.'s instantly recognizable landmarks, diverse neighborhoods, cultural amenities, and first-class accommodations are just some of the many features that make the nation's capital a venue of choice for media production. For more information, contact the Office of Motion Picture and TV Development at(202) 727-6608, visit us on the web at http://film.dc.gov<http://film.dc.gov/>, join the D.C. Film community on http://www.facebook.com/FilmDC, or follow us on http://twitter.com/DCFilmOffice.
 

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The fact that Kevin Sampson is not just a film critic, but a writer, producer, and director as well makes his understanding of cinema even better. Coming from a theoretical and hands on approach, he understands both sides of the struggle of viewing and creating great works. After receiving an MFA in Film & Electronic Media from American University in Washington, D.C in 2011, Kevin took his love for film to the next level by creating and producing Picture Lock, an entertainment website, podcast, and hour long film review TV show that runs on Arlington Independent Media’s public access station in Arlington, VA. The show covers new releases, classic films, and interviews with local filmmakers in the DMV area. He is also a member of the Washington DC Area Film Critics Association and African American Film Critics Association. He is currently looking forward to filming his first feature film in the near future. He believes that film is one of the most powerful art forms in the world, and he hopes that he can use the craft to inspire others and make a difference in it.