Film & TV Tax Credit Program 2.0

Tax Credit Program 2.0

Career Readiness

All applicants must participate in career based learning and training programs approved by the CFC. To meet this requirement, applicants may choose a method of participation from the list below.

    1. Discuss options with CFC – Contact Nancy Rae Stone and Brenda Blair.
    2. The CFC will facilitate contact with high schools, community colleges, and/or career based learning programs for Paid Internships, Faculty Externships, Studio Employment & Professional Skills Tours, and Classroom Workshop & Events.
    3. Once a decision has been made, fill out appropriate verification form with intended activity and e-mail to the CFC Incentives Program.
    4. When activity is complete, complete the form, which must be included in the applicant’s final documentation for a tax credit certificate. All participants must also complete an on-line survey (links and verification forms are located below in their corresponding section).

    EDUCATORS

    Are you a high school or community college educator interested in a potential career readiness option for yourself or your class? Do you have a school event that approved applicants can participate in? Email the CFC Incentives Program with your contact information and details.

    Paid Internship

    Provide to students enrolled in a California high school or California community college 3 paid internship positions for a minimum of 75 hours each or a combination of internships with a minimum of 75 hours per student and a minimum 225 hours in total. Internship experience should include working with professionals in the film industry and hands-on work assignments. Note: Interns must be 18 years of age or older. Any productions utilizing interns in technical craft positions need to notify the applicable union representative prior to the start of the internship.

    Faculty Externship

    Provide a minimum of eight (8) hours for educators and/or faculty to observe the set operations, postproduction and other specialized departments.

    Studio Employment & Professional Skills Tour
    Provide to students, enrolled in a California high school or a California community college, a minimum of eight (8) hours of a professional skills tour, which may include a set visit and/or studio or production company department(s) exposure.

    *Note: Only the instructor or class leader is required to fill out the survey.

    Classroom Workshop & Events

    Provide students enrolled in a California high school or California community college a minimum of eight (8) hours of classroom workshops or demonstrations on aspects of the film industry, conducted by entertainment industry professionals.

    *Note: Only the presenter is required to fill out the survey.

    Financial Contribution

    Make a financial contribution to California Department of Education (CDE) or California Community Colleges (CCC). Financial contribution based on .25% of the estimated tax credit reservation, with a minimum of $5,000 and a maximum of $12,000 (more may be contributed, if desired).

    Community College Contributions – Write the check to “Foundation for California Community Colleges”; write on the check “Non-Profit Internship Fund” in the memo line. Please request a receipt and submit it, along with the form, to the CFC for verification of the contribution when submitting final documentation for a tax credit certificate. Contact and mailing address is on the California Community College website.

    High School Contributions – Write the check to “Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation”; write on the check “Career Readiness Program” in the memo line. Please request a receipt and submit it, along with the form, to the CFC for verification of the contribution when submitting final documentation for a tax credit certificate. Contact and mailing address is on the Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation website.

    California Community College (CCC) Donation: W-9 for Community Colleges Contribution

    California Department of Education (CDE) Donation: W-9 for California Department of Education

    Note: For projects in year 1 of Program 2.0, the minimum financial contributions are: Independent productions: $3,000 / Non-Independent productions: $5,000

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