Back in July I had the priviledge of listening to a presentation by Susannah Greason Robbins, the Executive Director of the San Francisco Film Commission. The presentation was hosted by Renaissance SF, a group I belong to that is working to promote the arts in San Francisco.
In her speech Susannah talked about the state of filmmaking in San Francisco, the rebate program, and other perks and programs for filmmakers. Thankfully, her presentation was filmed, giving you the opportunity to listen to it if you are interested. Her speech was split into two videos, which I’ve imbedded below. Each video is about 30 minutes long. (You can hear my voice briefly in the question and answer session near the end.)
It’s serendipitious for our feature film that I have set the story in San Francisco because, not only is it a beautiful city and conveniently close to where I am located, but, also, because San Francisco is one of only two cities in the state of California that has a rebate program for filmmakers. If I get lucky enough to score the State’s rebate also, it could be a double win…and all without having to leave the state to get a tax rebate.