Ohio’s Motion Picture Tax Credit likely won’t be impacted by COVID-19

Greater Cleveland Film Commission President Evan Miller said there probably won’t be any unused parts of this year’s tax credit

SOURCE:  WKYC Channel 3 Studios | Stephanie Haney
August 27, 2020

With tens of millions of dollars at stake, and the film industry seemingly at a standstill, people understandably want to know how the COVID-19 pandemic might impact money paid out from Ohio’s Motion Picture Tax Credit.

The answer to that is those payments likely won’t be impacted at all, according to Greater Cleveland Film Commission President Evan Miller.

Ohio’s Motion Picture Tax Credit allows for $40 million each year to encourage the film industry in Ohio.

However, only the first $20 million was awarded on July 31, Miller told 3News.