Incentives for Filmmakers in Nebraska

A history of Nebraska Film Legislation

The following power point presentation provides information about the various film industry incentives that have been presented to the legislature over the last 20 years. To date, the only successful attempt to offer an incentive is LB 840, which you can read about on this page. Although the legislation allows those communities who currently use LB 863, a local sales tax, it is up to that community to include the addition of LB840 for film and media production.

History of Nebraska Film and Media Legislation


If you are interested in learning more about the Municipal incentive available in some communities across the state, please contact the Nebraska Film Office. In order to qualify for the incentive, you must register your project with the Nebraska Film Office. This is a Municipal incentive, not a state-sponsored incentive, however. We are here to help you make the connections you need to begin the process for this potential resource.

Each community uses their fund for economic development activities and building infrastructure. With the passage of LB863, the LOMEDA act was amended and the codification of the language of Film development was included. The communities that participate with this fund now have the opportunity to use this for film and media projects. Do not wait until the last minute to inquire about this fund. Lead times will vary from community to community. Contact NFO for more information:

List of communities that participate with LB840 funds:
Ainsworth, Albion, Alliance, Arapahoe, Arnold, Atkinson, Bayard, Beatrice, Beaver City, Beemer, Bellevue, Blair, Burwell, Cambridge, Central City, Chadron, Clearwater, Columbus, Cozad, Crete, Crofton, Curtis, Doniphan, Fairbury, Falls City, Fremont, Fullerton,Geneva, Gering, Gothenburg, Grand Island, Hartington, Holdrege, Imperial, Kimball, La Vista, Lexington, Lousiville, Loup City, McCook, Milford, Mitchell, Nebraska City, Neligh, Norfolk, North Platte, O’Neill, Ord, Oshkosh, Plainview, Plattsmouth, Ravenna, Sargent, Scribner, Schuylar, Scottsbluff, Seward, Sidney, South Sioux City, St. Paul, Stromsburg, Superior, Sutton, Tecumseh, Valentine, Wakefield, Wayne, West Point.