TENNESSEE OWNS FILM
When you bring your production to Tennessee, you’ll see why the state has cultivated a substantial portfolio of successful features, TV series, music videos and commercials. We have a professionally trained crew base, in-state production services, and accessible production incentives that provide value and continuity for companies confronting challenging budgets and scheduling constraints.
Welcome to the hub of creative innovation – a playground for big names and even bigger ideas. Tennessee is where classic meets cutting edge, whether it’s on set or behind the scenes. Dining, fashion, design and technology industries come together throughout the state, with a welcoming entertainment community made famous by The New York Times and CNBC. Tennessee has the keys to entertainment and, when you’re here, you’re the driver.
From the storied streets of Memphis to the fabled Appalachian heritage of the Smoky Mountains, Tennessee offers remarkably diverse topography, a mild climate and a bounty of natural and urban locations. Tennessee sites have doubled as remote Asian jungles, turn-of-the-century villages and even a legendary Brooklyn ballpark. When you shoot here, you’ll reap the benefits of low-cost locations, trouble-free permitting and film-friendly communities.
Tennessee’s film and television industry is thriving, and we believe in supporting the professionals who keep it that way. Tennessee offers productions a cash rebate in the form of a 25% grant on all Tennessee labor, production services and music for qualified, in-state expenditures. We also offer an incredible range of fee-free shooting locations, with no state permitting fees.
When you shoot in Tennessee, we’ll make sure you have the resources you need to make the movie you want. You’ll find easy access to a professionally trained production base, and a full range of production services to accommodate a variety of budgets. Tennessee’s entertainment sector houses nationally recognized companies like Creative Artist Agency, William Morris Endeavor, City National Bank, Sony’s Affirm Films, Scripps Network and Regal Cinemas.
When a company wants to discuss filming in Tennessee, they get Bob Raines. Raines is the middle man between you and local, state and federal government, and is an industry expert on both ends.