S.T.A.R.S. Program

The Sustainable Tourism through Arts-based Revenue Stream (S.T.A.R.S.) is designed to advertise and promote the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) as an ideal location for major and minor film productions and music/audio recording projects.  The diverse landscape of the USVI is perfect for the production of motion pictures, documentaries, television programs, commercials, music videos, and magazine advertising.


  • Up To 17% Transferable Tax Credit.

  • Up To 29% Cash Rebate.


  • Minimum spend of $250,000.
  • Minimum of 20% local resident hires (including crew, extras, actors and maximum of three (3) paid interns).
  • Include credits, i.e. “Made in the USVI” or “Portions Made in the USVI” and other acknowledgments.
  • Above-the-line-crew member speak at local school or university.

Download Fact Sheet with more details on USVI Incentives and Qualifications.

Read S.T.A.R.S. Act Rules and Regulations

NOTE: Production companies/studios that corporately establish themselves in the USVI for purposes of long-term production, recording, distribution and/or management may be eligible for 90%-100% tax reductions through the VI Economic Development Commission program.

For additional information about filming in the U.S. Virgin Islands, a list of recent productions, and local services available, visit www.filmusvi.com.


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