Film & TV Tax Credit Program 2.0
Tax Credit Program 2.0
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.
- Discuss options with CFC – Contact Nancy Rae Stone.
- 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.
- Once a decision has been made, fill out appropriate verification form with intended activity and e-mail to the CFC Incentives Program.
- 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).
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.
Provide to one or more students enrolled in a California community college or California CFC approved career-based learning program paid internship positions for a minimum of 75 hours each or a combination of internships with 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.
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.
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.
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.
California Community College (CCC) Donation: W-9 for Community Colleges Contribution
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. To request a receipt for a Career Readiness contribution, contact:
Chief Operating Officer / CDE Foundation
California Department of Education (CDE) Donation: W-9 for Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation
Note: For projects in year 1 of Program 2.0, the minimum financial contributions are: Independent productions: $3,000 / Non-Independent productions: $5,000