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Ohio Motion Picture Tax Incentive

Contact information

Troy Patton
Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit Specialist
Office of Strategic Business Investments
(614) 466-4211


The Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit provides a refundable tax credit against the corporate franchise or income tax for motion pictures produced in Ohio.

For Whom

Eligible productions must spend a minimum of $300,000 in the State of Ohio and may include:

  • Feature-length films
  • Documentaries (long-form, specials, miniseries, series and interstitial television programming)
  • Interactive websites
  • Sound recordings
  • Videos
  • Music videos
  • Interactive television
  • Interactive games
  • Videogames
  • Commercials
  • Any format of digital media


The Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit provides a refundable tax credit that equals 25 percent off in-state spend and non-resident wages, and 35 percent in Ohio resident wages on eligible productions.

How to Apply

Completed application packet must include:

  • Signed Completed Application Form
  • Signed Tax Disclosure Form
  • Production budget
  • Shooting script and script synopsis
  • Documentation of financial ability to undertake and complete the project
  • Trade secret information summary and justification (if applicable)

Mail a signed copy of your application packet to:

Ohio Development Services Agency
Ohio Film Office
77 South High Street, Floor 28
Columbus, Ohio 43215
For more information, contact the Ohio Film Office at (614) 644-5156 or