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.
The Illinois Production Alliance was established in 2002 to support and promote Film Production in Illinois. The IPA served as the driving force in the passage of the first Film tax credit program in Illinois and was instrumental in it’s expansion in 2008.
Established as a 501 c6, the Alliance continues to serve as an advocate and lobby for the interests of the film community with government officials, community leaders and the media. We promote and 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.
The IPA newsletter was born out of the very clear needs of our Illinois Film Production Community when the pandemic struck. Our community needed help understanding new COVID regulations, accessing unemployment, and finding a new way to stay connected and so, we pivoted to creating a newsletter that would keep you up-to-date with all the relevant news effecting our industry and, it has been an ongoing success thanks to our readers.
You can always find our most recent newsletter here. Our newsletters go out on a bi-weekly basis.
This edition provides information on the President Biden’s new COVID-19 vaccination plan, which #FilmedinIllinois shows are premiering, and an update on IATSE and AMPTP negotiations. Published on 9/12/2021.
Thanks to IPA Board Member, Zoe ltsopoulos Borys, and IPA Executive Director, Christine Dudley, for kicking off Filmscape 2021. The pair shared updates on our legislative initiative to expand the Illinois FTC, provided perspective and data on what and how we can continue to grow production and inclusive workforce opportunities in Illinois.
Even though there are no indoor capacity restrictions in Phase 5, the film industry’s Joint Unions and AMPTP current “Return to Work” Agreement is in effect from July 19-September 30th. A short summary of the agreement can be found here.
State Positivity Rate: 3.0%, as of 9/23
Chicago’s Positivity Rate: 2.9%, as of 8/30
REMINDER: Access IPA’s Sourcing Guide for COVID-19 Products and Services here. Testing and other new safety items sourced in Illinois may be eligible for the tax credit.
Unvaccinated people are still at risk. Continue to Get Tested for COVID regularly. Find Chicago's community-based testing centers here, or find testing centers throughout the rest of the State here.
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