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File #: 210784    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Bill Status: IN COMMITTEE
File created: 9/30/2021 In control: Committee on Finance
On agenda: Final action:
Title: Amending Title 19 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Finance, Taxes and Collections," by adding a new Chapter 19-4500, entitled "Film Industry and Digital Media Incentives," establishing Philadelphia City Film Industry Incentives, all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Oh
Indexes: FINANCE, TAXES AND COLLECTIONS
Attachments: 1. Bill No. 21078400.pdf
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Amending Title 19 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Finance, Taxes and Collections," by adding a new Chapter 19-4500, entitled "Film Industry and Digital Media Incentives," establishing Philadelphia City Film Industry Incentives, all under certain terms and conditions.

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

SECTION 1. Title 19 of The Philadelphia Code is hereby amended to read as follows:


TITLE 19. FINANCE, TAXES AND COLLECTIONS

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CHAPTER 19-4500. FILM INDUSTRY AND DIGITAL MEDIA INCENTIVES

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? 19-4501. Incentives For Film, Video, Or Digital Production

(1) This Code section may be cited as the "Philadelphia Film Industry
And Digital Media Advancement Act."

(2) Definitions. As used in this section, the following definitions apply:

(a) Affiliates. "Affiliates" means those entities that are included in the
production company's affiliated group as defined in Section 1504(a) of the Internal Revenue Code and all other entities that are directly or indirectly owned 50 percent or more by members of the affiliated group.

(b) Base Investment. "Base Investment" means the aggregate funds actually
invested and expended by a production company as production expenditures incurred in the City of Philadelphia that are directly used in a City certified production or City certified productions.

(c) City. "City" means The City of Philadelphia.

(d) Department. "Department" means the Philadelphia Revenue Department.

(e) Film Office. "Film Office" means the Greater Philadelphia Film Office.

(f) Minorities. "Minorities" shall mean persons who are United States citizens,
lawful permanent residents of the United States, or non-permanent residents legally authorized to work in the United States, and who are:

(.1) African American (a person having origins in any of the black racial
groups in Africa);

(.2) Hispanic American (a person of Spanish or Portuguese culture with
origins in M...

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