So you've heard all about this tax credit business. Producers are making films for cheaper by shooting in different states and territories around the US and Canada by utilizing soft money and tax incentives. But how does it all work? With over 60 territories in North America that offer some sort of incentive program, how can I make sure I'm getting the best deal?
We're producers too and we understand that its a frustrating process. That's why we created CreditScout. We made it our mission to study each territory's tax credit offerings and compare them in dynamic fashion. Nearly every film (from studio projects to independent features) can benefit from tax incentives and we're here to help.
Who We Are
The company behind CreditScout is Jarvus Film, a division of Jarvus Innovations in Philadelphia. Led by producer Dan Clifton, the Jarvus Film team seeks to create intuitive software solutions for the film industry. Analyzing thousands of real-world examples, Clifton sought to create an application that would streamline his own pre-production and financing processes.
CreditScout strikes at the very heart of how films are financed in the United States and Canada using soft money and tax incentives. CreditScout keeps track of all of this information allowing users to compare and contrast infinite shooting scenarios in all 44 states and 9 Canadian provinces that offer them, and provides producers with the tools they need to successfully prep films in an ever-changing financial environment.
Meet the Team
Dan Clifton works as a producer in Los Angeles. A graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, Clifton recently Executive Produced the feature film "ATM," directed by fellow alum David Brooks. Having navigated the shark-infested waters of tax incentives and soft money on several projects, Dan has channeled some ofhis efforts into creating software solutions for the film industry.
Matt Monihan works as the Director of Operations at Jarvus Innovations in Philadelphia. Matt's role with CreditScout as acting CTO is to manage the development team, and design new features for the site.