Services & Tax Credits
31st Street Studios is divided into 8 customizable sound stages that include wood/metal/special effect shops, hair, makeup and wardrobe areas, office space, riverfront back lot, helipad, railroad access, 500 car/tractor trailer parking, and access doors surrounding the entire building. We have a private catering building on site. The property covers an area of almost 250,000 sq. ft, housing studios ranging from 7,500 sq. ft to 60,000 sq. ft with heights up to 55 ft. The studio is located minutes from hotels, restaurants, stadiums, theatre district, museums, and Rivers Casino.
- 8 customizable sound stages
- Production offices
- Art Department
- Screening rooms
- Wood/metal/special effect shops
- Hair/makeup/wardrobe areas
- Parking for up to 500 cars, trucks, and trailers
- Private riverfront backlot
- Surrounding access doors
- Private catering building
- Studio & Property rental
- Cyclorama and Green Screen rental
- Partnerships with Equipment Rental Companies,
Hotels, Restaurants, etc.
- Set photography
- Staff support
- Creative services
- Concierge and VIP Services
- Educational partnerships with local universities
- Internet and telephone
- Publicity (press releases, premieres,
critic screenings, event planning, etc.)
FILM TAX CREDITS
Pennsylvania offers a 25% Film Tax Credit to films that spend at least 60% of their total production budget in the Commonwealth. Eligible projects include: feature films, TV films, TV talk or game show series, TV commercials, and TV pilots or episodes intended as programming for a national audience. Applications can be filed up to 90 days prior to the start date of principal photography. Furthermore, a film production company can obtain an additional 5% tax credit for qualified film production expenses if a facility qualifies as a “Qualified Production Facility” – and 31st Street Studios is approved as a qualified production facility!
In order to be fully eligible for a 25% credit, the parties in charge must work closely with the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. Various application forms and details regarding production will be required along with interviews, budget costs, etc. For the full process please visit Pennsylvania Film Office’s website.
Applicants who receive the 25% credit must follow up by sending monthly progress reports to the Film Office throughout the pre-production, principal photography, and post-production stages. It is required for the project to both mention the Pennsylvania Film Office’s support and include the office’s logo within the ending credits. Lastly, a Final Production & Economic Impact Report detailing the amount of budget money spent in Pennsylvania must be submitted to the Film Office within 60 days after completing the production.
31st Street Studios knows the right people to talk to, and would love to assist with any future productions you want to bring to the city. Contact us today!