FilmUSA Contact: Jason Hariton
Incentives & Rebates
In absence of pending formalized tax incentives for on-location productions, proposals for subsidies are accepted and encouraged.
The extent of support offered by the film office is determined on a case-by-case basis, often amounting to a generous subsidy or incentive package that is inherently competitive. There is no sales tax in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and productions get special exemption from excise taxes, duty and bonds on importation of equipment and accessories.
The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism Film Office is pleased to offer valuable advice and local ground logistics including security (police), securing permits and scouting assistance that will off-set production costs associated with a shoot. If the Territory is selected as a primary location, the Film Office is pleased to credit the production for the expenditures associated with the scout, and may offer assistance with airfare, hotel and ground transportation for the shoot. The Film Office entertains proposal to assist and/or share in cooperative marketing programs in support of the release of the picture.
All such subsidies and programs are commensurate with the level of local spend, hires, hotel rooms, identifiable location(s), script mention and other impact on the local economy and/or the marketing of the tourism destination.
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
Local Crew Directory
Number of full local Union crews: 0
Number of full local Non-Union crews: 2+
Equipment and Services
Local Vendor Guide
Are there In-state Equipment vendor options for...
Grip and Electric? Yes
Camera and Sound? Yes
Transportation Equipment? Yes
Prop and Set Dressing rental? Yes
Wardrobe Rental? Yes
Sound Stage facilities? Yes
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: Florida
Additional In-State Assets
Additional Information from the Film Commission
No statement 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
There are no formal laws, but use the SAG guidelines
State Tax Reciprocal Agreements with: No other states
What are Reciprocal Agreements?
Tropical. Average mean temp. 82 degrees summer, 78 degrees winter. Water temp. 77 degrees.
Major Airports: TBD
Film Office Links: Gallery | Locations Library
Additional Sources: ReelScout
Selected Previous Productions
High Society, CW Network
Momma's Boy, NBC
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