URGENT: 2 weeks to Grandfather Your Section-181-Benefit

We are fast approaching the end of the year and that means you have two weeks left to grandfather your Section-181 benefit.

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Section 181 is Back! Again! and Again!

Posted on 2015 December 21 by by Jeff Steele

SECTION 181 is back! Everybody's favorite on-again, off-again federal film funding incentive is back. [Read More]

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Right to Work is Right to Picket

Posted on 2015 February 12 by by Jeff Steele

The topic of Right to Work has resurfaced with IL Gov. Bruce Rauner proposing Right to Work zones throughout the state. What does this mean for Producers? [Read More]


Illinois Updates Film Tax Credit for Non-Resident Stars

Posted on 2013 November 15 by by Jeff Steele

Somebody in Springfield must follow my blog, because it appears they're going to update the film incentive to include non-resident cast. [Read More]


Why I Do Not Film in Michigan

Posted on 2013 January 20 by by Jeff Steele

I have never recommended a producer film in Michigan, even in its heyday. Their film tax credit program has had problems on every level, from its inception. [Read More]


Divergent and the Illinois Film Tax Credit

Posted on 2013 January 17 by by Jeff Steele

A big studio film every few years is not sustainable. It's time for Illinois to acknowledge the resources it lacks and modify the credit to be inclusive, not exclusive, to the global industry. [Read More]


Moved to Chicago

Posted on 2013 January 16 by by Jeff Steele

Having successfully moved my family and business from Santa Monica to Chicago, I am now back from my self-imposed, life-cycle sabbatical. [Read More]