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 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.

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 #68: Ready, Set… Go

Our Latest Edition provides details on the record-breaking $631 million spent on film production in Illinois, the commencement of the expanded Film Tax Incentive program on July 1, and professional development news and events

Published on June 24, 2022.

Axios Chicago

…recently reported on why the Illinois Production+ Legislation matters.

What they're saying: "We have to do this to stay competitive and keep our place as one of the top states in the country," IPA executive director Christine Dudley tells Axios. "A modest update of our current program is necessary to achieve our first annual $1 billion in production spending."“

Article Date: April 6, 2022

Illinois COVID-19 News and Resources

May 6, 2022

Press Release: The DGA, SAG-AFTRA, IATSE, Teamsters and the Hollywood Basic Crafts Announce Modifications to Covid-19 Safety Agreement Reflecting the Changing Impact of the Virus

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.

As of 6/24 : Illinois Public Health Officials announced 27,094 New Cases in the state over the past week.
Chicago’s Positivity Rate: 10.7%, as of 6/24

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.

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

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