Marriott to Offer Discounts for Film Industry in Arizona
PHOENIX, AZ (September 26, 2018) — Arizona Film & Digital Media, a program of the Arizona Commerce Authority, today announced a sponsorship with Arizona Marriott Hotels & Resorts to offer discounts to those in the entertainment industry who are producing projects in Arizona. The sponsorship will allow those registered with the Reel Savings program to stay in designated Marriott properties around the state at reduced rates.
The Marriott sponsorship package includes room discounts, rebates, reward points and other amenities the chain currently offers to corporate clients and groups. The package is available at participating locations.
Reel Savings is a private sector program that supports Arizona's film and digital media industry. Participating vendors, like hoteliers, rental car operators, and restaurants and other businesses provide special discounts to registered industry participants. This creates immediate savings for filmmakers with no delays or paperwork. The program is available to those who are scouting, filming, finishing post-production work, acting or participating in other support roles.
“The private sector’s commitment to the Arizona film industry though these partnerships is truly inspiring,” said Sandra Watson, President & CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority. “Arizona already has so much to offer in terms of its stunning scenery and well-equipped post-production facilities. We’re pleased to be able to offer additional benefits to show Arizona’s commitment to this industry.”
“The Arizona Marriott family values the film industry and recognizes the importance of establishing strong sponsorships,” said Matthew Earl Jones, Director of Arizona Film & Digital Media. “We’re thrilled about this new relationship that will save money for filmmakers and create more opportunities to do business in Arizona.”
To be eligible for the Reel Savings program, Arizona-based crew members, talent and support vendors must be listed in the Arizona Film & Digital Media Production Directory, while out-of-state filmmakers must register their projects with the Arizona Film & Digital Media program. All participants will receive a user number which enables them to access the discounts.
The Arizona Film & Digital Media program also assists with film permits for usage of city property, state-owned lands, tribal and federal lands in Arizona. For more information or to join the Reel Savings program, please visit www.GoFilmAZ.com.
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About Arizona Film & Digital Media
Arizona Film & Digital Media is a program that operates under the umbrella of the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA), the state’s leading economic development agency. The program supports the film industry and attracts projects to Arizona through its private sector Reel Savings rebate/discount program and provides industry resources to filmmakers who wish to operate in the state. For more information, please visit Arizona Film & Digital Media at gofilmaz.com.
About the Arizona Commerce Authority
The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) is the state's leading economic development organization with a streamlined mission to grow and strengthen Arizona's economy. The ACA uses a three-pronged approach to advance the overall economy: attract, expand, create - attract out-of-state companies to establish operations in Arizona; work with existing companies to expand their business in Arizona and beyond; and help entrepreneurs create new Arizona businesses in targeted industries. For more information, please visit azcommerce.com and follow the ACA on Twitter at @azcommerce.