Pennsylvania enacted its first film tax incentive program in 2004. In the summer of 2007, PA lawmakers passed legislation and the Governor signed into law Act 55 of 2007, the current Pennsylvania Film Production Tax Credit Program.

For more details, visit the Tax Credit page or contact us.

Filmmakers may be able to use Pennsylvania and Philadelphia owned property for location filming fee-free if the property can be made available during the period that the filmmaker requires. Costs incurred and liability insurance coverage, however, will be the responsibility of the production. Philadelphia also offers productions use of the Navy Yard Soundstages, the only municipally-owned sound stage in the country. Check with the Film Office for details on availability and costs.
Visitors staying 30 days or more in a hotel are not obliged to pay the state and local hotel taxes.
The City of Philadelphia may provide up to two free police officers for traffic control and security as needed for filming activity, subject, however, to the discretion of the Greater Philadelphia Film Office and the Philadelphia Police Department. For further details, contact the Film Office.