The Illinois Production Alliance

The Illinois Production Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to advocating for the Illinois film production community. We work closely with State and Local legislative bodies to create growth and opportunities for all sectors of our community. 

Who We Are:

The Illinois Production Alliance was established (2002) to support & promote Film Production in Illinois. The IPA served as the driving force in the passage of the first Film Production Services Tax Credit as well as the 2022 legislation expanding & extending the credit.

The Alliance is a 501 c6 that continues to serve as an advocate and lobby for the interests of the film community with government officials, industry stakeholders, community leaders and the media. We market Film In Illinois through industry events, support for the Chicago and Illinois Film Office, and one-on-one communication with industry executives, producers, and decision makers.

Find Our Latest Newsletter Here

The IPA newsletter was born out of the need to communicate to our Illinois Film Production Community during the onset of the Covid 19 pandemic. Our community needed help understanding new COVID regulations, accessing unemployment, and finding a new way to stay connected. So we created a newsletter. Thanks to our subscribers, the newsletter has become a successful way of connecting the Illinois Film Industry to local and national industry news, government, informative data, announcements, professional development events and yes, even a little fun….

IPA Newsletter: Special Edition: Film in IL … in LA!

On Wednesday March 27th, the IPA hosted two events in LA with special guest Governor JB Pritzker. Our theme, Iconic Stories: Made in Illinois captured nostalgic moments of the past with a pitch for the future of FILM in ILLINOIS. You can read all about the trip in this special edition of our newsletter.

Published on April 9, 2024

Recent Highlights

Our most recent endeavors and highlights are featured here. For more detailed information, check out the rest of our website or subscribe to our monthly newsletter, below.

Featured News Highlights  

Crain’s Chicago Business (3/21/24): Pritzker is headed to Hollywood to tout state’s film and TV industry

Governor JB Pritzker, in Crain’s:  

“The strides Illinois has made in growing our film and television production sector in recent years is nothing short of remarkable, and it’s time to ensure that every production company and studio knows exactly what we can offer them here in the Land of Lincoln.”

Crain’s Chicago Business (1/29/24):  Study shows how much of a boon Illinois’ Film Tax Credit has been

“The top-line numbers are eye-popping: The state averaged $404 million in direct production expenditure by Hollywood studios from 2012 to 2022, billions in additional economic benefits over that time and a $6.81 return on investment for every dollar the state spends on the tax incentive.”

Variety (3/8/23): Location Update: Illinois

Governor JB Pritzker, in Variety:  

“Illinois has long been a thriving arts hub, with iconic movies filmed right here including ‘The Blues Brothers,’ ‘Home Alone’ and of course, ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’,” says Gov. J.B. Pritzker. “This is why in 2022, the $700 million production revenue in our state shattered records and eclipsed our pre-pandemic revenue numbers. I attribute this success to our expanded film production tax credit as well as our diversity, inclusivity and commitment to equity; we’re ensuring our state is a welcoming place where every production wants to film.”

NBC 5 Chicago

(1/30/24) NBC 5 Chicago reports on the Economic Impact Study of the Illinois Film Production Services Tax Credit.

Economic Impact Study of the Illinois Film Production Services Tax Credit

The Illinois Production Alliance has unveiled its Economic Impact Study of the Illinois Film Production Services Tax Credit, the first-ever study measuring the economic impacts of film, television, and commercial productions in the state. The report, conducted by international screen sector consultancy Olsberg SPI, demonstrates that the Illinois tax credit has been a key driver of economic activity and jobs and that it has a significant positive impact on attracting productions that would not otherwise have been filmed in the state.

Illinois Film Production Tax Incentive Program Extended Through 2032

As reported by Screen Magazine: “The new year opens with tremendous news for the Illinois film and television production community. The Illinois Senate and House convened after the first of the year to conclude the business of the 102nd General Assembly.” On January 10th, legislation was passed extending the Illinois Film Production Tax Incentive Program until December 31st, 2032.


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The Illinois Production Alliance is a 501 c6 organization.

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Mailing Address:
106 N Aberdeen St #100,
Chicago, IL 60607

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