*Please enter in the daily dollar values (in USD) for each of the project ranges.
**The values from AFCI have been defaulted where available.
Estimated Daily Economic Impact by Project Type
|ProjectTypeID||ProjectTypeName||NEW 2008 Range|
|2||Digital / Animation||35,000||85,000||95,000|
|5||Feature ( Studio)||125,000||260,000|
|13||Still Photo Shoot||15,000||25,000||35,000|
|17||TV Movie / MOW||35,000||75,000||125,000|
*Other – 2nd Unit, Travel, Educational, Satellite, Foreign Broadcasts, Exercise, etc.
Production Revenue Tracking Guidelines
Direct Spending for On-Location Production – US Dollars
Determining the direct location spending a film or media project brings to an area is an important task. In a perfect world, a commission can ask the producer or production accountant on a project to arrive at an accurate assessment of the actual dollars spent in a given area using the AFCI. However, this information is not always available.
In the event actual reports cannot be secured, the formulas listed here have been recognized by AFCI members from North American film commissions as reasonable guides for calculating the production spending of certain projects. These formulas are based on an analysis of studio & TV network accounting records, independent producers/production managers, commercial production companies, exit reports submitted to film commissions, and generally accepted estimates from film commissioners.
Outside North America, many cities, regions, and nations may have different results, and are encouraged to use this system as a basis for the development of their own unique tracking systems. As with any formula, common sense and prevailing history should be applied. By careful tracking or reports from AFCI members using this system, the Task Force will periodically refine the formulas to increase the acuracy and flexibility for all jurisdictions.