Subsidy Tracker: Industry Summary Page

Major Industry: 
entertainment
Subsidy Total: 
$2,316,585,794
Number of Awards: 
607
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 2011.

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$624,079,54883
Twenty-First Century Fox$329,872,61957
Revel AC$323,000,0002
Viacom$302,857,79487
Lions Gate Entertainment$260,741,35151
Michigan Motion Picture Studios$114,000,0003
World Wrestling Entertainment$110,456,26060
38 Studios$75,000,0001
Electronic Arts$39,912,55622
DreamWorks Studios$33,824,1435


Individual Subsidy Records:

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Company Parent Location Subsidy Source Year Subsidy Valuesort icon Loan/Bailout Value Type of Subsidy
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
Paramount Pictures Corp Viacom Pennsylvania state $36,960,214 tax credit/rebate
Harrah's Atlantic City Holding Inc. Caesars Entertainment Corp. New Jersey state 2012 $24,128,000 tax credit/rebate
Paramount Pictures Corporation Viacom California state 2017 $22,394,000 tax credit/rebate
Paramount Pictures Corporation Viacom California state 2018 $21,492,000 tax credit/rebate
20th Century Fox Film Corp Twenty-First Century Fox Pennsylvania state $20,832,692 tax credit/rebate
Paramount Pictures Corporation Viacom Michigan state 2013 $20,000,000 cost reimbursement
20th Century Fox Twenty-First Century Fox 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
DreamWorks LLC DreamWorks Studios Michigan state 2010 $18,400,189 cost reimbursement
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation Twenty-First Century Fox California state 2018 $17,093,000 tax credit/rebate
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation Twenty-First Century Fox California state 2018 $16,956,000 tax credit/rebate
Paramount Pictures Corporation Viacom Michigan state 2015 $16,742,975 cost reimbursement
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation Twenty-First Century Fox California state 2018 $14,513,000 tax credit/rebate
Paramount Pictures Corporation Viacom Pennsylvania state $14,512,794 tax credit/rebate
Twentieth Century Fox Film Coporation Twenty-First Century Fox North Carolina state 2015 $14,510,114 tax credit/rebate
ESPN, Inc. DC-2 Phase I Walt Disney Connecticut state 2013 $14,430,660 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
ESPN, Inc. DC-2 Phase 3 Walt Disney Connecticut state 2016 $13,938,062 tax credit/rebate
Ludus Productions, Inc. Lions Gate Entertainment North Carolina state 2012 $13,771,499 tax credit/rebate
Paramount Pictures Corp. Viacom Michigan state 2017 $13,500,000 grant
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
Marcus Corp. Marcus Corp. Wisconsin local 1998 $12,970,000 tax increment financing
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
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation Twenty-First Century Fox Pennsylvania state $12,053,359 tax credit/rebate
Paramount Pictures Corporation Viacom Pennsylvania state $12,000,000 tax credit/rebate
World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. World Wrestling Entertainment Connecticut state 2014 $11,930,817 tax credit/rebate
Walt Disney Studios Walt Disney California state 2016 $11,607,000 tax credit/rebate
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation Twenty-First Century Fox California state 2017 $11,387,000 tax credit/rebate
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation Twenty-First Century Fox California state 2018 $11,351,000 tax credit/rebate
Twentieth Century Fox Television, Inc. Twenty-First Century Fox 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
Viacom International Inc. Viacom California state 2016 $10,327,000 tax credit/rebate
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation Twenty-First Century Fox California state 2019 $10,233,000 tax credit/rebate
ESPN Internet Ventures Walt Disney Connecticut state 2014 $10,200,883 tax credit/rebate
MTV Networks Viacom California state 2015 $10,023,000 tax credit/rebate
ESPN, Inc. Walt Disney Connecticut state 2014 $10,000,000 tax credit/rebate
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation Twenty-First Century Fox California state 2017 $9,956,074 tax credit/rebate
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation Twenty-First Century Fox California state 2018 $9,909,000 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 Twenty-First Century Fox 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 Twenty-First Century Fox 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 Twenty-First Century Fox 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
ESPN Internet Ventures Walt Disney Connecticut state 2015 $8,907,185 tax credit/rebate
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation Twenty-First Century Fox 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
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 Twenty-First Century Fox California state 2017 $8,337,000 tax credit/rebate
ABX Productions, Inc. Lions Gate Entertainment Pennsylvania state $8,226,091 tax credit/rebate
Paramount Pictures Corporation Viacom California state 2018 $8,166,000 tax credit/rebate
Touchstone Television Productions, LLC Walt Disney California state 2018 $7,767,000 tax credit/rebate
DW Studios Productions LLC Viacom Illinois state 2011 $7,660,175 tax credit/rebate
DreamWorks Productions LLC DreamWorks Studios Pennsylvania state $7,628,517 tax credit/rebate
Paramount Pictures Corp. Viacom Michigan state 2017 $7,481,818 grant
Paramount Pictures Corporation Viacom California state 2015 $7,396,000 tax credit/rebate
PGH Productions Inc Lions Gate Entertainment Pennsylvania state $7,385,791 tax credit/rebate
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation Twenty-First Century Fox California state 2018 $7,347,000 tax credit/rebate
Lionsgate Entertainment Inc. Lions Gate Entertainment Pennsylvania state $7,000,000 tax credit/rebate
ELECTRONIC ARTS - TIBURON Electronic Arts Florida state 2016 $6,943,336 tax credit/rebate
Paramount Pictures Corp. Viacom California state 2017 $6,900,000 tax credit/rebate
20th Century Fox Twenty-First Century Fox Louisiana state 2010 $6,867,826 tax credit/rebate
Walt Disney Studios Walt Disney California state 2016 $6,847,000 tax credit/rebate
ESPN, Inc. Walt Disney Connecticut state 2012 $6,685,395 tax credit/rebate
ESPN, Inc. Bldg. C Walt Disney Connecticut state 2011 $6,685,395 tax credit/rebate
Nurse Productions, Inc. Lions Gate Entertainment New York state 2014 $6,563,906 tax credit/rebate
Touchstone Television Productions Walt Disney South Carolina state 2009 $6,498,045 tax credit/rebate
Paramount Pictures Corp. Viacom California state 2016 $6,458,000 tax credit/rebate
Walt Disney Walt Disney Louisiana state 2009 $6,448,273 tax credit/rebate
20th Century Fox Film Corporation Twenty-First Century Fox California state 2016 $6,431,000 tax credit/rebate
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation Twenty-First Century Fox California state 2017 $6,407,000 tax credit/rebate
DW Studios Productions LLC Viacom Michigan state 2010 $6,134,321 cost reimbursement
SS3 Productions, Inc. Lions Gate Entertainment Pennsylvania state $6,066,101 tax credit/rebate
MTV Networks Viacom California state 2014 $6,018,000 tax credit/rebate
Twentieth Century Fox Film Coporation Twenty-First Century Fox North Carolina state 2015 $5,988,601 tax credit/rebate
ABC Studios Walt Disney California state 2018 $5,988,000 tax credit/rebate
ABC Studios Walt Disney California state 2017 $5,979,000 tax credit/rebate
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation Twenty-First Century Fox North Carolina state 2014 $5,836,436 tax credit/rebate
ABC Studios Walt Disney California state 2016 $5,735,000 tax credit/rebate
Touchstone Television Productions Walt Disney South Carolina state 2010 $5,695,567 tax credit/rebate
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