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Joseph Chianese

SVP & Practice Leader, Production Incentives

Expertise: Production Incentives, Tax Credits, Incentives Administration

Joseph D. Chianese is SVP & Production Incentives Practice Leader at Entertainment Partners. In his role at EP, Chianese provides production and legislative consulting, financial, tax, and administrative services for domestic and international production incentives.

Joe has over 30 years of accounting, government affairs, production and tax experience including positions at Sony Pictures Entertainment, The Walt Disney Company, the ABC Television Network, Paramount Pictures and Ernst & Young. Today, he is recognized as a leading expert on production incentives for the global film industry.

Joe is a CPA, earned his BBA in Accounting from the University of Connecticut, an MBT and MBA from Fordham University, and UCLA Certificate Program in Film and Television.

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Joseph Chianese from Entertainment Partners explains how production companies can take advantage of out-of-state tax incentives.
How do you take advantage of out-of-state film incentives?
Joseph Chianese from Entertainment Partners explains how to qualify for a production incentive.
How does a film or television production qualify for an incentive?
Joe Chianese from Entertainment Partners shares the number one question producers ask about production incentives
What is the number one question producers ask about production incentives?
Joseph Chianese breaks down the top 3 tips he gives clients about utilizing production incentives for film and television projects.
What are the top 3 production incentive tips for film and television producers?
Joseph Chianese from Entertainment Partners reveals what most producers don't know about production incentives, but should.
What should producers know about production incentives?
Joe Chianese explains the difference between tax incentives and tax credits.
What is the difference between tax incentives and tax credits?
Joe Chianese debunks some common misconceptions about production incentives
What are common misconceptions about production incentives?
Joe Chianese explains how long it takes to receive money from a production incentive
How long does it take to receive money from a production incentive?
Joe Chianese explains the difference between domestic and international production incentives
What is the difference between domestic and international production incentives?

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