Minnesota Film Production Jobs (Snowbate) Program
Snowbate is a reimbursement of up to 20% of qualifying Minnesota production costs available to producers of feature films, TV Series pilots, documentaries and internet programs and of post production costs for those categories of production. The program is designed to stimulate and support film and TV production in Minnesota, with the highest percentage of reimbursement (20%) reserved for productions that most closely align with ACH Guidelines and Principles.
The Snowbate Program's impact and outcomes are based on data tracking of the total number of projects reimbursed and the total number of full-time equivalent jobs created (calculated using the Legacy reporting formula) in the project period. We also track the total production dollars spent by Snowbate incentive recipients in Minnesota.
Four projects were certified by the Snowbate program during fiscal year 2012. As of July 1, 2012 only one of those projects has been completed and has received Snowbate reimbursement. The remaining three projects are currently in process.