Films have been shot in Cleveland since the early 20th century, coinciding with the city’s status as a major American city as well as the rise of motion pictures as an entertainment medium. Cleveland’s Hollywood aspirations have surged since the 2009 passage of the Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit. In recent years, downtown Cleveland has served as a stand-in for New York on several big-budget action films, among them The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and The Fate of the Furious.
Pease Bell, CPAs is at the center of this exciting activity, offering film production companies valuable tax credit information along with tax-related advisory services. Our team of accounting professionals are committed to partnering with film financiers, producers, and production accountants nationwide in seamlessly obtaining their movie project’s tax credits. As the industry evolves we are prepared to set up budgets for new production companies interested in utilizing the tax credit.
Today, we assist film production companies in harnessing crucial tax credits, providing services such as:
- Certification of tax-eligible production expenses
- Verification of State of Ohio registration for loan-out talent contractors
- Review and certification of contract and expense items