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Since the tax credit began, the Ohio Film Office has provided more than $52 million in tax credits to Ohio productions, which have employed more than 19,000 Ohioans and contributed nearly $205 million to Ohio’s economy according to ODSA.
Robert Redford’s “Old Man Productions Inc.” was approved for $3,381,280 in tax credits for his “Old Man and the Gun” film that shot several scenes in Hamilton in 2017.
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“That is the amount approved, not received,” Walker explained. “The total budget for the movie was submitted as $15,795,113 with $11,270,933 being eligible for the tax credit.”
Film Hamilton’s Steve Colwell said many filmmakers are comfortable coming to the area because there has been a notable track record of success when it comes to getting a production done.
“We are getting visits all of the time from producers,” he said. “That doesn’t mean they all select Hamilton as a location obviously, but at least we know they are seriously scouting us as a possible location.”
Movie tax credits
The tax credits some movies received to film in the Hamilton/Cincinnati area:
“The Echo Effect”: $322,611.29
“Miles Ahead”: $1,927,518.54
Source: Stephanie Gostomski, Ohio Development Services Agency