There are a few great resources online with state-by-state breakdowns of film production incentives. Before you start filming, check out your state’s incentives and compare it to another. It may be worth your while to shoot in another state or multiple locations if it fits your budget’s needs and limitations. Check out these interactive maps:
Other sources with production incentives can be found at the National Conference of State Legislatures site – NCSL.org. Also, an MPAA commissioned study was released last year by accounting firm Ernst & Young (PDF – from deadline.com) – detailing the state tax incentive programs that encourage film production and illustrate the benefits to both the state and local economies.