Category - North America

California

As the historical home of the US entertainment industry, California has always had plenty to attract producers, including a vast production infrastructure, thousands of famous locations and year-round shoot-friendly weather. But it took the...

Canada

Thanks largely to the country’s long-established incentive system and an exchange rate that favours incoming producers, production is booming in Canada. Film and TV production was up 20% to $5.5bn (c$7.1bn) in 2014-15, according to the...

Colorado

With a diverse geography taking in the Rocky Mountains, plains and deserts, Colorado attracts film-makers mostly because of its locations, though the state’s incentive programme is also a draw.

Florida

Though the state certainly has other attractions — year-round sunshine, a well-developed film and TV infrastructure, beaches, the multicultural city of Miami, the Florida Keys and the Everglades National Park among them — Florida’s recent...

Hawaii

Film and TV productions often come to the island state of Hawaii for specific kinds of locations — notably jungle and beaches — or to shoot at some of the world’s top surfing spots. But other looks can be found, alleviating the need for...

Louisiana

With its 30% credit, strong crew base and good infrastructure, Louisiana has been one of the biggest US production hubs since the start of the incentives era, recently attracting features including Peter Berg’s Deepwater Horizon, Tom...

Marin County film locations

Marin County

Longtime Super Bowl advertiser Hyundai purchased two 30-second in-game TV slots during the February 2016 climax to the NFL season. Hiring four world-class directors from Santa Monica-based Biscuit Filmworks to help create their Super Bowl 50...

Massachusetts

Massachusetts is an attractive location for bigger studio films because its payroll credit covers above and below-the-line expenses and its production credit includes out-of-state expenses, with no annual or project caps. Credits can also be...

Mississippi

Mississippi’s main draw for producers is the fact its incentives, which range from 25% to 30%, come in the form of cash rebates rather than tax credits, saving considerably on paperwork and time delays.

Montana film locations

Montana

Though many of the film and TV productions that shoot in Montana do so because they tell local stories, others come for the sweeping Great Plains vistas that have earned the state its ‘Big Sky Country’ nickname. In the past 18 months, the...