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New Tyler Davidson Production Gets Ohio Tax Credit

By Rich Heldenfels Published: April 25, 2012

The official word: The Ohio Department of Development has approved a $461,771 Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit for the film “Toy’s House”.

The Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit is administered by the Department’s Office of Strategic Business Investments and provides tax credits up to 35 percent to support Ohio’s growing film industry. The 26-day shoot is set to begin in late June in Grafton (Lorain County). While on location in Ohio, more than $1.6 million dollars is expected to be spent for the various costs involved in production.

When a feature film goes on location requiring overnight stays, the costs associated with cast and crew pumps [sic] thousands of dollars into communities.

“I am extremely pleased that Ohio has once again been chosen as the production destination for a motion picture," said Christiane Schmenk, Director of the Ohio Department of Development. "Ohio continues to standout to the film industry thanks to our numerous shooting locations and talented workforce."

Ohio native Tyler Davidson is the producer of “Toy’s House." The film is a heartfelt comedy about three unhappy teenagers who flee to the wilderness where they build a makeshift house and live off the land as masters of their own destiny. Davidson also produced, “Take Shelter”, a critically acclaimed film also shot in Lorain County.

31 projects have been awarded Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credits since the program began in 2010. Ohio has a strong history in film with such projects as “The Avengers”, “The Soloist”, “Major League”, “Air Force One”, and “Shawshank Redemption”.

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