A new Economic Development Department program targets movie, television and digital media film projects.

The Austin Creative Content Incentive Program, approved May 15 by City Council, enables the city to be more competitive when incentivizing film production in Austin, city documents state.

In exchange, all applicants must use a "Made in Austin" logo in the project's end credits, be an approved applicant for state film incentives, pay fair wages and hire based on city guidelines. In addition, each project must fall within the city's desired development zone.

In exchange, the city will incentivize each project by paying approved production companies 0.5 percent to 0.75 percent of the wages paid to local residents working on a given project.