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Why Film In Nevada

WHY FILM IN NEVADA?

Because some things you just can’t duplicate on a green screen so film in a state that can’t be imitated. This one, right here.

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PRODUCTION

  • Picturesque lakes, majestic mountains, glittering neon, ghost towns, and scenic roads are just a few of the amazing locations found in Nevada
  • Transferable Film Tax Incentive starting at 15%
  • Free location scouting, Print and Online Nevada Production Directory, Online photo database, courteous and accessible film office staff
  • Film-friendly permitting; City of Las Vegas permits are free, Clark County permits are $45.00 with the average turnaround times between 5 and 7 days
  • Right-to-work State
  • Reduced air travel costs for SAG-AFTRA talent (coach class air travel is acceptable for domestic flights that are less than 1,000 air miles when the flight is non-stop)

TRAVEL

  • McCarran International Airport is ranked 8th busiest in the world by the Airports Council in Washington, D.C.
  • McCarran is 6th busiest in the US and averages 980 flights a day
  • With more than 900 inbound and outbound flights per day and nonstop service from 130-plus U.S. and international cities (LVGEA)
  • Reno Tahoe International Airport (RNO) welcomes all the major carriers from around the U.S. each day, with many non-stops and arrival times to select from
  • Las Vegas is approximately 4-5 hour drive time from Grand Canyon, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Diego and 2.75 hours to Zion National Park
  • Reno is 3.75 hour drive to San Francisco, 7.25 drive to Salt Lake City, 9 hour drive to Portland

ACCOMMODATIONS

  • The average nightly room rate in Las Vegas is $120 (LVCVA)
  • There are 149,213 hotel/motel rooms in Las Vegas
  • Las Vegas’ hotel occupancy is 89.8% and the motel occupancy is 68.3% (LVCVA)
  • Las Vegas’ weekend occupancy is 93.7%
  • Las Vegas’ midweek occupancy is 85.2%
  • Seven AAA Five Diamond properties in Las Vegas: (ARIA Resort & Casino, ARIA Sky Suites, Bellagio, Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas, Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas, SKYLOFTS at MGM Grand, Wynn Tower Suites)
  • Three AAA Four Diamond properties in Reno-Tahoe area (Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort Spa & Casino, Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, Peppermill Resort Spa Casino)

WEATHER

  • Las Vegas averages nearly 300 days of sunshine per year
  • While winter highs hit the 50s and 60s, the lows can dip to freezing. Starting in mid-May, temperatures begin to top 100 degrees or more before returning to the 90s in September

TAX STRUCTURE

  • Transferable Film Tax Incentive starting at 15%
  • No Corporate Income Tax
  • No Taxes on Corporate Shares
  • No Franchise Tax
  • No Personal Income Tax
  • Abatement of room tax after 30 days
  • Cited by the likes of Forbes, Inc. and Money magazines as having one of the best overall business climates in the nation. (LVGEA)

DINING

  • Southern Nevada is home to more than 1,450 general restaurants and 258 buffets.
  • Bon Appétit magazine named Las Vegas one the nation’s top five restaurant cities.
  • Today, Las Vegas has the most comprehensive collection of the world’s top chefs and television icons, including: Mario Batali, Todd English, Bobby Flay, Emeril Lagasse, Nobu Matsuhisa, Charlie Palmer, Wolfgang Puck and Piero Selvaggio)
  • There are a total of 174 Master Sommeliers worldwide. Las Vegas has 17 master sommeliers, having more than any other U.S. city.

ARTS & CULTURE

  • The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement (The Mob Museum)
  • Nevada State Museum
  • Neon Museum
  • Discovery Children’s Museum
  • Springs Preserve
  • National Atomic Testing Museum
  • Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art
  • The Smith Center for the Performing Arts
  • Brewery Arts Center, Carson City
  • Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, Reno
  • Freight House District, Reno

TECH

  • Las Vegas is also home to the largest data centers in the world, including the SuperNAP, the world’s largest data center, which holds the data and processes the transactions for these and many more companies. (Clients include: Dreamworks, TiVo, Fox Television Stations, Creative Artists Agency, Sony Entertainment Network, Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, Fuju Film, Vimeo, etc.)
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