Subsidy Tracker: Industry Summary Page

Major Industry: 
entertainment
Subsidy Total: 
$3,227,855,596
Number of Awards: 
664
Time Period: 

Earliest year of data: 1991. Availability of data for earlier years varies greatly from program to program. The majority of the listings for this industry are for the period since 2012.

Notes: 

The dollar total above adjusts for the fact that there is an overlap between the amounts in one or more Megadeal entries and those of one or more of the other entries. The total includes only those entries matched to a parent company. The industry designation is the primary one for the parent's operations overall. Dollar totals do not include awards for which no subsidy value is disclosed.


Top 10 Parent CompaniesTotal Subsidy $Number of Awards
Walt Disney$2,021,189,822205
Revel AC$323,000,0002
Lions Gate Entertainment$292,238,21455
World Wrestling Entertainment$152,404,83668
Michigan Motion Picture Studios$114,000,0003
38 Studios$75,000,0001
Netflix$70,399,75313
Electronic Arts$42,683,87651
Caesars Holdings$29,787,15311
Empire Resorts Inc.$29,390,70017


Individual Subsidy Records:

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Company Parent Location Subsidy Source Year Subsidy Valuesort icon Loan/Bailout Value Type of Subsidy
Walt Disney Co. Walt Disney Florida state 2021 $570,000,000 MEGADEAL
Revel Entertainment Group Revel AC New Jersey state 2011 $323,000,000 MEGADEAL
Revel Atlantic City, Revel Entertainment Group LLC, and related entities Revel AC New Jersey state 2011 $261,364,000 tax credit/rebate
Walt Disney Walt Disney California local 1996 $200,000,000 MEGADEAL
Motown Motion Pictures Michigan Motion Picture Studios Michigan state 2009 $114,000,000 MEGADEAL
Motown Motion Pictures Michigan Motion Picture Studios Michigan state 2009 $101,097,000 tax credit/rebate
ESPN (owned by Walt Disney Co.) Walt Disney Connecticut state 2000 $75,000,000 MEGADEAL
38 Studios 38 Studios Rhode Island state 2010 $75,000,000 MEGADEAL
Long Night Productions, LLC Lions Gate Entertainment Louisiana state 2016 $37,737,087 tax credit/rebate
Fox Louisiana Productions, LLC Walt Disney Louisiana state 2016 $27,003,031 tax credit/rebate
Harrah's Atlantic City Holding Inc. Caesars Holdings New Jersey state 2012 $24,128,000 tax credit/rebate
ABC Studios (ABC) Walt Disney New York state 2018 $22,060,658 tax credit/rebate
ABC Studios Walt Disney New York State 2018 $22,060,658 tax credit/rebate
Twentieth Century FOX Film Corp. (FOX) Walt Disney New York State 2019 $22,058,395 tax credit/rebate
20th Century Fox Film Corp Walt Disney Pennsylvania state $20,832,692 tax credit/rebate
20th Century Fox Walt Disney Louisiana state 2011 $19,142,191 tax credit/rebate
TSBD Louisiana, LLC Lions Gate Entertainment Louisiana state 2011 $19,083,108 tax credit/rebate
ESPN Walt Disney Connecticut state 2012 $18,700,000 grant/loan hybrid program
Netflix Productions, LLC Netflix Pennsylvania state 2019 $17,272,248 tax credit/rebate
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation Walt Disney California state 2018 $17,093,000 tax credit/rebate
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation Walt Disney California state 2018 $16,956,000 tax credit/rebate
Brightstar Fox Productions LLC Walt Disney Louisiana state 2016 $15,890,516 tax credit/rebate
Brightstar Fox Productions LLC Walt Disney Louisiana state 2016 $15,890,516 tax credit/rebate
ABC Studios (ABC) Walt Disney New York state 2017 $15,477,676 tax credit/rebate
ABC Studios (ABC/ Netflix) Walt Disney New York state 2020 $15,335,702 tax credit/rebate
ABC Studios (ABC/ Netflix) Walt Disney New York state 2020 $15,326,457 tax credit/rebate
ABC Studio (Disney/ ABC) Walt Disney New York state 2016 $14,931,550 tax credit/rebate
Fox 21 Television Studios Walt Disney California state 2020 $14,887,000 tax credit/rebate
ABC Studios (ABC) Walt Disney New York state 2020 $14,868,486 tax credit/rebate
ABC Studios (ABC/ Netflix) Walt Disney New York state 2020 $14,784,901 tax credit/rebate
Brightstar FOX Holdings LLC Walt Disney Louisiana state 2014 $14,632,736 tax credit/rebate
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation Walt Disney California state 2018 $14,513,000 tax credit/rebate
Twentieth Century Fox Film Coporation Walt Disney North Carolina state 2015 $14,510,114 tax credit/rebate
ABC Studios (DISNEY/ ABC) Walt Disney New York state 2016 $14,499,777 tax credit/rebate
ESPN, Inc. DC-2 Phase I Walt Disney Connecticut state 2013 $14,430,660 tax credit/rebate
ABC Studios (ABC/ Netflix) Walt Disney New York state 2020 $14,279,856 tax credit/rebate
ABC Studios (ABC) Walt Disney New York state 2017 $14,279,145 tax credit/rebate
Lady Prison Productions, Inc. (Lionsgate) Lions Gate Entertainment New York State 2019 $14,146,267 tax credit/rebate
LWH Productions, LLC Lions Gate Entertainment Pennsylvania state $14,088,820 tax credit/rebate
LWH Productions, LLC Lions Gate Entertainment Pennsylvania state $14,088,820 tax credit/rebate
TSBD Louisiana, LLC Lions Gate Entertainment Louisiana state 2010 $14,071,104 tax credit/rebate
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation Walt Disney Illinois state 2018 $14,013,504 tax credit/rebate
ESPN, Inc. DC-2 Phase 3 Walt Disney Connecticut state 2016 $13,938,062 tax credit/rebate
ABC Studios (ABC) Walt Disney New York state 2018 $13,849,595 tax credit/rebate
ABC Studios Walt Disney New York State 2018 $13,849,595 tax credit/rebate
Netflix Productions, LLC Netflix California state 2021 $13,777,000 tax credit/rebate
Ludus Productions, Inc. Lions Gate Entertainment North Carolina state 2012 $13,771,499 tax credit/rebate
ESPN/Starwave Partners G.P. Walt Disney Connecticut state 2012 $13,437,607 tax credit/rebate
See Me Louisiana LLC Lions Gate Entertainment Louisiana state 2012 $13,431,715 tax credit/rebate
World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. World Wrestling Entertainment Connecticut state 2018 $13,296,471 tax credit/rebate
Marcus Corp. Marcus Corp. Wisconsin local 1998 $12,970,000 tax increment financing
ABC Studios (ABC) Walt Disney New York state 2020 $12,648,626 tax credit/rebate
World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. World Wrestling Entertainment Connecticut state 2017 $12,597,344 tax credit/rebate
ESPN, Inc. DC-2 Phase II Walt Disney Connecticut state 2014 $12,138,677 tax credit/rebate
Lady Prison Productions, Inc. (Lionsgate) Lions Gate Entertainment New York state 2018 $12,118,677 tax credit/rebate
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation Walt Disney Pennsylvania state $12,053,359 tax credit/rebate
World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. World Wrestling Entertainment Connecticut state 2014 $11,930,817 tax credit/rebate
ABC Studios, Inc. (ABC) Walt Disney New York state 2018 $11,849,132 tax credit/rebate
Walt Disney Studios Walt Disney California state 2016 $11,607,000 tax credit/rebate
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation Walt Disney California state 2017 $11,387,000 tax credit/rebate
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation Walt Disney California state 2018 $11,351,000 tax credit/rebate
Twentieth Century FOX Film Corp. (FOX) Walt Disney New York state 2018 $11,131,711 tax credit/rebate
Twentieth Century Fox Television, Inc. Walt Disney North Carolina state 2014 $10,912,186 tax credit/rebate
ESPN/Starwave Partners G.P. Walt Disney Connecticut state 2011 $10,813,421 tax credit/rebate
World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. World Wrestling Entertainment Connecticut state 2013 $10,679,930 tax credit/rebate
ESPN Enterprises, Inc. Walt Disney Connecticut state 2018 $10,592,106 tax credit/rebate
ABC Studios, Inc. (ABC) Walt Disney New York state 2018 $10,445,563 tax credit/rebate
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation Walt Disney California state 2019 $10,233,000 tax credit/rebate
ESPN Internet Ventures Walt Disney Connecticut state 2014 $10,200,883 tax credit/rebate
World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. World Wrestling Entertainment Connecticut state 2019 $10,051,519 tax credit/rebate
ESPN, Inc. Walt Disney Connecticut state 2014 $10,000,000 tax credit/rebate
Netflix Netflix New Mexico State 2019 $10,000,000 grant
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation Walt Disney California state 2017 $9,956,074 tax credit/rebate
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation Walt Disney California state 2018 $9,909,000 tax credit/rebate
ESPN Enterprises, Inc. Walt Disney Connecticut state 2019 $9,901,484 tax credit/rebate
Lady Prison Productions Inc. Lions Gate Entertainment New York state 2014 $9,899,165 tax credit/rebate
ESPN Internet Ventures Walt Disney Connecticut state 2013 $9,734,345 tax credit/rebate
ESPN Internet Ventures Walt Disney Connecticut state 2017 $9,497,040 tax credit/rebate
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation Walt Disney California state 2016 $9,288,000 tax credit/rebate
ESPN Internet Ventures Walt Disney Connecticut state 2016 $9,235,274 tax credit/rebate
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation Walt Disney California state 2016 $9,200,000 tax credit/rebate
World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. World Wrestling Entertainment Connecticut state 2016 $9,174,659 tax credit/rebate
American Broadcasting Company, Inc. (1991) Walt Disney New York local 1991 $9,118,562 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
ESPN Internet Ventures Walt Disney Connecticut state 2012 $9,103,751 tax credit/rebate
20th Century Fox Film Corporation Walt Disney California state 2016 $9,097,000 tax credit/rebate
Touchstone Television Productions Walt Disney South Carolina state 2012 $8,992,810 tax credit/rebate
ABX Productions, Inc. Lions Gate Entertainment Pennsylvania state $8,979,107 tax credit/rebate
Netflix Productions, LLC (Army of the Dead) Netflix New Jersey State 2020 $8,975,600 tax credit/rebate
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp Walt Disney North Carolina state 2018 $8,958,801 tax credit/rebate
ESPN Internet Ventures Walt Disney Connecticut state 2015 $8,907,185 tax credit/rebate
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation Walt Disney California state 2019 $8,850,000 tax credit/rebate
World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. World Wrestling Entertainment Connecticut state 2015 $8,828,202 tax credit/rebate
World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. World Wrestling Entertainment Connecticut state 2019 $8,500,000 tax credit/rebate
ESPN Enterprises, Inc. Walt Disney Connecticut state 2017 $8,399,606 tax credit/rebate
Santa Stash LLC Lions Gate Entertainment Michigan state 2010 $8,394,959 cost reimbursement
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation Walt Disney California state 2017 $8,337,000 tax credit/rebate
ABX Productions, Inc. Lions Gate Entertainment Pennsylvania state $8,226,091 tax credit/rebate
Touchstone Television Productions, LLC Walt Disney California state 2018 $7,767,000 tax credit/rebate
Netflix Productions, LLC Netflix California state 2021 $7,643,000 tax credit/rebate
DreamWorks Productions LLC DreamWorks Studios Pennsylvania state $7,628,517 tax credit/rebate
20th Century Fox Film Corp Walt Disney Illinois state 2015 $7,395,544 tax credit/rebate
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