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. 

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Who We Are:

The Illinois Production Alliance (established in 2002) to support and promote Film Production in Illinois. The IPA served as the driving force in the passage of the 2002 and 2008 Film Production Tax Incentive Credit legislation and the recent expansion that became effective in July 2022 .

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, 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.

Find Our Latest Newsletter Here

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.

Issue #76: Special Edition

Illinois Film Tax Incentive has been extended for 10 years!

Published on January 12th, 2023.

“New City: Chicago Film 50 2022”

The “New City” bi-annual publication of the 2022 Chicago Film 50 has been released. IPA is honored to have so many members of our team recognized; Cinespace President/Co-Managing Partner and IPA Board Member Ashley Rice featured in the “Makers - Producers, Crew and Production Services” section. IPA’s Executive Director Christine Dudley featured in the “Changemaker - Advocates and Educators” section and Eric Chaudron, IPA’s President who was inducted into the Hall of Fame for the same section.

Illinois COVID-19 News and Resources

Jan 3, 2023

Deadline Reports: SAG-AFTRA and Advertising Industry Extend Covid-19 Safety Protocols through March 31, 2023

Oct 26, 2022

Variety Reports: Hollywood Extends COVID Production Protocols Through January, Eases Some Requirements

The State of Illinois and City of Chicago have removed all mask mandates. With the rise in COVID numbers, masks are still strongly suggested on all public transportation and airplanes.

State of Illinois’ Positivity Rate: 10.2%, as of 1/2
Cook County’s Positivity Rate: 7.8%, as of 12/29

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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Contact Us

The Illinois Production Alliance is a 501 c6 organization.

Email us at

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

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