Local Film Incentive Program
The Lauderdale County Tourism Commission recognizes the economic impact a film can have on our local community. To help make Lauderdale County a “film-friendly” community, we offer the following incentive.
For any film and/or production company that chooses to film in Lauderdale County or in surrounding areas, using the city of Meridian as the hub of film activity and using one or more local hotels, a rebate of 1% of the 2 ½% special tourism tax will be refunded, when the following criteria are met:
- A minimum of 1000 or more room nights must be used.
- The company must confirm its intent to take advantage of the rebate program prior to the beginning of filming, by signing a Memorandum of Agreement with the Lauderdale County Tourism Bureau.
Click here to download a copy of the Memorandum of Agreement.