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 #70: Film in Illinois Month

Our latest edition discuss the latest in Government News, Union News, and most importantly, the breakout shows of the Summer (all #FilmedinIllinois)!

Published on August 8, 2022.

Crains Chicago Business

…recently reported on the 2021 record for film spending in Illinois..

While much of Chicago’s economy is still recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, the film industry has come roaring back and has hit a new record for spending here.

According to figures released today by the state and city, producers of movies, TV shows and streaming services spent an estimated $631 million in the state in 2021, with $373 million going toward wages alone. That not only surpasses the $362 million when much local production was shut down because of COVID, but is comfortably above the estimated $560 million spent in 2019.

Article Date: June 16, 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.

State of Illinois’ Positivity Rate: 12.4%, as of 8/4
Cook County’s Positivity Rate: 10.7%, as of 8/4

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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