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Incentives – Animation & Interactive

Texas Moving Image Industry Incentive Program

The Texas Moving Image Industry Incentive Program (TMIIIP) provides qualifying animation, visual effects, video game, and extended reality (XR), the opportunity to receive a cash grant based on a percentage of a project’s eligible Texas expenditures. Scroll down for more specifics for these industries., including eligible wages paid to Texas residents.

Video Game Projects

Incentive

Qualifying video game projects are eligible to receive a cash grant up to 22.5% of eligible Texas spending.

Program Qualifications

  • Minimum eligible Texas spending of $100,000.
  • At least 60% of production days must be completed in Texas. Production days in which any work is done outside of Texas, including work outsourced to a vendor, will count as a portion of a production day depending on the number of production locations outside Texas.
  • At least 70% of the combined paid crew (employees and contract laborers) working in Texas must be Texas residents.

Animation & Visual Effects Projects

Incentive

Qualifying animation and visual effects projects are eligible to receive a cash grant up to 22.5% of eligible Texas spending, dependent upon project type.

Program Qualifications

  • Minimum eligible Texas spending of $250,000 for film and television projects ($250,000 per season for episodic television series).
  • Minimum eligible Texas spending of $100,000 for commercial projects.
  • At least 70% of the combined paid crew (employees and contract laborers) working in Texas must be Texas residents.

The Texas Film Commission will examine incentive applications to ensure the minimum requirements for spend, residency and content will be met. Additionally, applications will be evaluated for the potential magnitude of the economic impact of the project for the State of Texas with respect to: (i) The financial viability of the Applicant; (ii) Proposed spending on existing state production infrastructure; (iii) The number of Texas jobs estimated to be created by the project; (iv) The ability to promote Texas as a tourist destination through the conduct of the project; (v) Whether the project will be directed or produced by individuals who are Texas Residents.