Italy offers many different incentives for feature film, tv drama, and series production. Commercial productions are not eligible.
The foreign production company must work through a local production company in order to access these opportunities.
General Tax Credit - The local production company enjoys a 15% tax reduction on all eligible production expenses made in the territory without limit.
FUS - The government provides direct funding for projects it makes a priority following a study of the script, writer, actors, Italian talent, historical & cultural interest, and more. The evaluation process requires that a project seeking this funding must apply at least one year in advance.
Regional funds - Criteria determining elegible costs and the amount of assistance vary from region to region. Application at least one year in advance is necessary.
Film Commision funds - Each has its own criteria to determine elegible costs and the amount of assistance. Application at least one year in advance is necessary.
It should be noted that Regional and Film Commission funds may or may not be compatible for application on the same project.
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Client: Scotch & Soda - Campaign: The Story of Things - Production Company: Cake Film and Photographer - Producer: Anne Van Kuijk - Director: Caroline Koning - DoP: Tibor Dingelstad - Production Service: 20 Red Lights - Location: Genova, Italy