Savannah officials look to extend local film incentives

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Savannah Film Office officials on Monday introduced several potential changes as well as an extension for the Savannah Entertainment Production Incentive, which offers cash rebates and relocation expenses reimbursement for qualified productions in the Hostess City.

So far this year the incentives have helped bring in a total economic impact of about $232,765,400, which exceeds the economic impact from all previous years, shattering the 2017 record of $137 million, which was spread across 260 projects, including 12 feature films, 23 television projects, 13 commercials and 161 student projects.

“What we’ve been able to do is with that investment we have gotten $236 million in direct business here in Chatham County, that’s a real number,” said Ralph Singleton, Entertainment Industry Liaison for the Savannah Film Office, who outlined the potential changes during SEDA’s board of directors retreat on Saint Simons Island Monday morning.

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