Mayor Announces Incubator for Local Filmmaking
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced an incubator style program for filmmakers in San Francisco through the San Francisco Film Commission. The program will offer affordable office space at 134A Golden Gate Avenue in the Mid-Market area in a communal setting for independent and documentary filmmakers as an incubator space for successful filmmaking.
“The incubator project will benefit both the San Francisco film community and the evergrowing Mid-Market Arts District,” said Mayor Lee. “Establishing programs such as this helps ensure the health of the Mid-Market area as it continues to grow and become a burgeoning arts community.”
Tenants will be selected by the San Francisco Film Commission and tenancies are scheduled to begin in May/June. Tenants of the incubator program will also have the opportunity to take advantage of the Scene in San Francisco rebate program, further bolstering the likelihood of independent productions basing in San Francisco. Through this incentive, qualifying productions receive a rebate of up to $600,000 for the cost of fees paid to the City. Films can also benefit from the newly established Vendor Discount Program, offering discounts from 10%– 30% at various businesses including hotels and rental cars. Read more.