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The Film Office is an advocate for all kinds of productions, from major feature films and television series to commercials, music videos, documentaries and student films. We provide permits and many services to assist your project, and we look forward to working with you. This section provides access to information about Incentives.

Scene in San Francisco Rebate Program

Information about the incentive program offered to filmmakers by the City and County of San Francisco.

Vendor Discount Program

A list of San Francisco businesses offering discounts on a variety of services to production companies and their crew members while filming in San Francisco.

California Film & Television Tax Credit Program

On February 20, 2009 Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed legislation creating tax credits for film and television productions.

Post Production Sales Tax Relief

There is a five percent sales tax exemption on the purchase or lease of post-production equipment for qualified persons. Exemption is taking by the seller of the equipment and passed on to the buyer at the point of purchase.

Federal Incentives Summary

Information on section 181 of the Internal Revenue Code