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 for the first Film Production Tax Incentive Credit and the 2022 expansion and extension.
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.
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….
After a brief hiatus, we provide you with a smorgasbord of new updates including information on Illinois’ 2022 Production Spend Numbers (released by the IFO) and JACAR Rules updates on the expanded tax incentive! Look out for Take 2 later in the week!
Recently, the Illinois Film Industry and the IPA have been recognized and spotlighted in various trade publications. Click the links below to read up on all the exciting news in the Illinois Film Industry, including this quote from Gov. Pritzker, featured in the Variety spotlight piece:
“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.”
Variety (3/8/23): Location Update: Illinois
Producer’s Guild of America (March/April 2023): Chitown: On the Rise
Entertainment Partners (2/15/23): Illinois’ Historic Film Scene Grows to New Heights with Expanded Tax Incentives
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.
Deadline Reports: SAG-AFTRA and Advertising Industry Extend Covid-19 Safety Protocols through March 31, 2023
Jan 31, 2023
Gov. Pritzker Announces End of State COVID-19 Disaster Proclamation
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