As used in this part, unless the context otherwise requires:

  1. “Commission” means the Tennessee film, entertainment and music commission;
  2. Terms Used In Tennessee Code 4-3-4902

    • Commission: means the Tennessee film, entertainment and music commission. See Tennessee Code 4-3-4902
    • Commissioner: means the commissioner of economic and community development. See Tennessee Code 4-3-4902
    • Department: means the department of economic and community development. See Tennessee Code 4-3-4902
    • Executive director: means the director of the commission. See Tennessee Code 4-3-4902
    • incentive grant: means a grant for a state-certified production that is approved by the department to receive a grant based upon the recommendation of the executive director. See Tennessee Code 4-3-4902
    • Person: includes a corporation, firm, company or association. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    • State-certified production: means a film, movie, pilot, or show. See Tennessee Code 4-3-4902

  3. “Commissioner” means the commissioner of economic and community development;
  4. “Department” means the department of economic and community development;
  5. “Executive director” means the director of the commission;
  6. “Film/TV fund” means the Tennessee film/television incentive fund;
  7. “Minority participant” means an individual who is impeded from normal entry into the economic mainstream because of race, religion, sex or national origin;
  8. “Production activities” means activities related to the production of entertainment properties;
  9. “Production company” means any person or entity that produces a film, movie, pilot, or show in this state; develops computer-generated imagery or interactive digital media, including audiovisual streaming services, in this state; or produces stand-alone post-production scoring and editing in this state;
  10. “State-certified production” means a film, movie, pilot, or show; computer-generated imagery or interactive digital media, including audiovisual streaming services; or stand-alone post-production scoring and editing, that meets the criteria established by the commission to receive an incentive grant; and
  11. “Tennessee motion picture and television incentive grant” or “incentive grant” means a grant for a state-certified production that is approved by the department to receive a grant based upon the recommendation of the executive director.