FilmUSA Contact: Bryan Yacolelli
Iowa Economic Development Authority
200 East Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309
Phone: 515 725-3024
Incentives & Rebates
There are currently no incentives for productions in Iowa
What are the different "types" of incentives?
Point-of-Sale Tax Waivers: No
Hotel Tax Refund: Yes, after 30 nights of continuous stay
Any rebate considerations for out-of-state crew and/or cast? No
Are 'Pass-Through' purchases and/or rentals allowed? No
Fees for Local Services?
Police and Fire: Yes
Filming Permits: Yes, depends on city or municipality
State Owned or Managed Property: Yes, depends on area
Number of full local Union crews: 0
Number of full local Non-Union crews: 1+
Equipment and Services
Are there In-state Equipment vendor options for...
Grip and Electric? No
Camera and Sound? No
Transportation Equipment? No
Prop and Set Dressing rental? No
Wardrobe Rental? No
Sound Stage facilities? No
Post Production facilities? Yes
Film / Sound Lab? No
List of Film Labs in the United States
Find local green vendors in this state
Closest out-of-state vendors and crew: Illinois and Louisiana
Additional In-State Assets
Additional Information from the Film Commission
No notes provided
Right to Work Status
Is this a "Right-to-Work" state? Yes
What does "Right-to-Work" mean?
Wikipedia: State page
Child Labor Laws
State Labor Information for Minors
At this time, FilmUSA has no information on this subject. Use SAG guildlines.
State Tax Reciprocal Agreements with: Illinois
What are Reciprocal Agreements?
Specific Climate and Weather Information for this state
Four distinct seasons. Moderate snow in winter from about December to April, rainy early spring, ideal late spring / early summer, hot / humid summer, ideal late summer / early fall, ideal fall with dramatic foliage change.
Major Airports: Des Moines, Iowa City
Film Office Links: Gallery | Locations Library
Additional Sources: ReelScout
2006, “The Final Season,” Cedar Rapids
2006, “The Hideout,” Davenport
2007, “Sugar,” Davenport
2007, “Duck Farm No. 13,” McGregor
2008, “South Dakota,” Earlham
2008, “Peacock,” Greenfield / Des Moines
2009, "The Crazies", Overture
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