With a bag of 264 million pesos, the State Government presented the new stage of the Fondo Filma Jalisco that seeks to attract the realization of audiovisual productions to the state territory, through incentives and facilities for its development.
The coordinator of the economic development cabinet, Xavier Orendáin De Obeso, highlighted the “cash rebate” program endowed with 100 million pesos so that the productions that are made in Jalisco, through the verification of expenses in service issues, can receive a refund up to 40%; He commented that the program’s operating rules have already been published and that as of March 3 they will begin to receive projects.
“We estimate that with this incentive we will be able to bring productions for an amount greater than 500 million pesos, depending on whether we would be making a cash rebate of 40% or 20% as the case may be; the amount will vary if they are series or movies, but we are estimating that the Internal Validation Committee will be able to assess approximately 20, 23 or 25 projects in a first stage”, he explained.
The state official estimated that the spill for the making of movies or series in Jalisco could reach up to 3 billion of pesos, argued that each investment peso would be multiplied by 5 in spillovers from the sector.
In addition to the cash rebate scheme, Filma Jalisco offers support to attract investment, productive chain, venture capital and script development and writing; in addition to the payroll tax incentive program
For his part, the state governor pointed out that Jalisco is ranked second in audiovisual production and with advantages such as that it offers 20% lower costs than Mexico City.
The call to receive applications will be published on March 3, 2023 on the official page of the Jalisco State Entertainment Agency, on the website: http://www.filmaenjalisco.com
Support can be up to 15 million pesos to the production of films, 5 million if it is a first film from Jalisco. Up to 20 million for a series and a maximum of 2 million for music or advertising videos. You can also access support of a maximum of one million for post-production expenses. An Internal Assessment Committee, made up of state officials, evaluates the requirements and defines who receives the support.
They present advances of Jalisco Tech Hub
As part of the actions of the Jalisco Tech Hub policy, the governor announced that he will present a reform initiative before the state congress to make adjustments to the legislation that allow this policy to be extended in the long term, he said that it is necessary to establish the conditions to take advantage of the opportunities that present the industry of innovation and high technology.
He added that the policy to promote innovation, technology and talent development “Jalisco Tech Hub” this year includes a bag of 2 thousand 319 million for the implementation of measures such as development of educational infrastructure, incentives, development and linking of talents; in other aspects.
The disincorporation of a piece of land in the area of La Cofradía, of 139.7 hectares that it is owned by the Jalisciense Housing Institute; to deliver it to the Joint Investment Agency for Sustainable Development of Jalisco (COINVIERTE). In addition, they will develop higher education infrastructure projects in the municipalities of Tepatitlán, Tomatlán and Arandas; for which they labeled 320.7 million pesos.
There is a fund of 150 million for an English Program with greater state coverage, With “Recrea Inglés” they plan to serve 35,500 students in 95 locations, beginning this year with 10,000 students.
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