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Placer-Lake Tahoe Film Office

For almost 100 years directors have been filming in Placer County, from Charlie Chaplin to Coppola to Spike Jonze. To continue that tradition our office provides location assistance, free county film permits, local resources, and community support to help expedite the pre-production and production process.

We're located just over an hour flight from Los Angeles in Northern California, just east of San Francisco.

Our diverse locations extend from 90' to over 9000, all within 90 miles. From the snowy slopes and sapphire and emerald waters of Lake Tahoe to flat, rural Mid-Western farmlands there are a wealth of locations from which to choose: white water rapids and rivers, hi tech firms and architecture, small towns, vistas, and vineyards (Wise Villa Winery was named top winery of the year at the 2015 California State Fair). We also have the highest bridge in California, and all types of roads and homes. We double nicely as a cross-section of the US (The Muppets, HBO's Cinema Verite), and in the springtime you can often film four seasons in one weekend!

Proud member of the Film Liaisons in California Statewide (FLICS) since 2005.

RGV Film Commission
Our mission at The RGV Film Commission is to create new jobs and increase the economic vitality of the region by developing a profitable film industry.

Opportunities to film not only throughout the Rio Grande Valley but also in towns across the border, such as Reynosa and Progreso.

The RGV film commission includes all of Hidalgo, Willacy, Starr and Cameron Counties to serve for your filming location.

Over 330 days of sunshine and warm temperatures year around make our area ideal for filming
The RGV has many of the amenities of a big city but with the charm of a small town.

Why film in the Rio Grande Valley?

The Rio Grande Valley is located in the southern most region of the state of Texas. Located on the U.S. - Mexico border, the Rio Grande Valley is a culturally rich area. Once an agricultural community, this area has evolved into a growing metropolitan region. According to the Forbes list of fasting growing cities in the United States, the Rio Grande valley is an ideal market for up and coming businesses and entrepreneurs.  With an array of scenic attractions, the Rio Grande Valley attracts tourists year round.

From the beaches of South Padre Island, to the historic birding center in Roma, the Rio Grande Valley is visually entertaining.  And, with a combination of the new and the old, and eleven different ecosystems, the Rio Grande Valley can substitute for many different regions. As an additional benefit, labor costs are very low.

There may be both state and local permits that need to be acquired when filming. The state permits required by the State of Texas can be found on Governor Rick Perry's website.  Also, each city in the Rio Grande Valley will vary in the permits one needs to obtain, but we will help you to obtain what you require for each step of your filming process.

Rhode Island Film & Television Office
The Rhode Island Film & Television Office, a state agency under the Rhode Island State Council of the Arts (RISCA), exists to promote Rhode Island as the ideal site for film and television projects, and to help our state's film and video artists, and others, benefit from their filmmaking experience in the Ocean State).
Riverside County Film Commission
The Riverside County Film Commission provides a single resource to the film community to find locations and apply for permits within Riverside County. Our County is film friendly and our office offers concierge service to productions.
Rochester/Finger Lakes Film Commission
Full service film commission, Strongest infrastructure in Upstate New York. Experienced crew base, affordable locations and seamless permit process.
San Bernardino County Film Office
San Bernardino County Economic Development Agency specializes in obtaining film permits for the entertainment industry. Our dedication to the working at the speed of business is priority one. We provide answers and solutions to the impossible. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff are hallmarks of our service.

Permit Coordination
We will coordinate your film permit by phone or email. Our team of film permit experts will expedite a concise application, provide you with the necessary insurance and film permit requirements, solve any problems, keep you up to date of the process, and deliver the permit in a timely manner.
San Jose Film Office
The San Jose Film office serves as a resource to help you and your crew, however big or small, with the right contacts for permitting, scheduling, and other assistance you may need while here in the heart of Silicon Valley.
San Luis Obispo County Film Commission
The San Luis Obispo County Film Commission is a department of Visit San Luis Obispo County and offers a variety of services to fit your production needs whether they are in feature films, commercials, television, or still photography.
San Mateo County/Silicon Valley Film Commission
www.filmsanmateocounty.com
Santa Barbara County Film Commission
Feast your eyes on our sumptuous Spanish architecture, as it sweeps you back a century or two - to California's gold rush era.

Santa Barbara County boasts historic estates and modern mansions, formal gardens, both urban and remote and untouched beaches, historic ranches and small towns, massive dunes and so much more.

We have been shot for Italy, France, India, Africa, Mexico, Afghanistan, and many more places--
Santa Clarita Film Office
Santa Clarita's varied topography, 20+ sound stages, 10+ movie ranches, and thousands of film-friendly locations combined with the City's location within the "30-Mile Zone," make it one of the most filmed areas in California.
Santa Cruz County Film Commission
The Santa Cruz County Film Commission assists with film permits, locations, and provides information on crew, equipment and support services for feature films, commercials, television, and still photography shoots.
Sarasota County Film & Entertainment Office
Sarasota County is a fabulous place on the gorgeous west side of the state (Florida's Fresh Face), along the Gulf of Mexico, with three cities, one town, five barrier islands, and many beaches (including some voted as having the softest/whitest sugar sand in the world), great accommodations (from the VIP lodging at the Ritz-Carlton to the below the line budget-minded), outstanding fine dining to bar food extraordinaire, and looks from urban to rural and most everything in between.

We are here to serve you: anything else you need, please don't hesitate to ask. We can and do assist with everything from scouting and photography to intergovernmental liaison.
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Savannah Film Office
The Savannah Film Office is a full service, professionally staffed and certified Film Commission.

The Savannah area boasts a wealth of locations including the nation's largest historical district, an evergreen urban forest & unique and timeless coastal and rural settings. Being the first planned city in the U.S., Savannah has retained its original layout with 22 public squares, quaint brick streets, and an architectural timeline which dates back to 1733. Period locations abound that easily double 19th century U.S. or European cities, and our marshes and swamps have often played as Southeast Asia.

The area boast local tax rebates in addition to Georgia's tax incentives which are among the top in the nation.

Savannah's growing infrastructure, supplemented with regional resources make filming here economical.

Savannah is a film-friendly community with cooperative local governments and agencies. Most permits are free and are issued or coordinated through the Film Office.
Scott Valley Film Coalition
The Scott Valley Film Coalition is a group dedicated to promoting the visual and audio arts in northern California. The group is sponsored by the Northern California Resource Center, a private, non-profit organization.
Sedona Film Office
The Sedona Film Office is your ultimate resource for everything you need to film in Sedona, Arizona.
Shreveport-Bossier Film Office
Great locations, easy permitting process (no fees), and the ease of shooting multiple locations in one day are just a few things that make Shreveport-Bossier a huge filming success.
Sierra Vista Film Office
Sierra Vista is film-friendly and has had the pleasure of hosting production companies.
Simi Valley Film Council
The City's Filming Office is happy to help you find the location you are looking for in Simi Valley, whether you are looking for that hard-to-find location that only locals know about, looking for a base camp for your shoot, or anything and anywhere in between.
Siskiyou County Film Commission
The Far Northern California Has everything you could possibly want to film valleys,lakes,rivers, streams, mountains, farmland and a volcanic presence second to none plus a 14000 ft mountain. Snow in the winter and a beutiful landscape the rest of the year.
Sonoma County Film Office
The Sonoma County Film Office promotes Sonoma County as a location destination for film production companies worldwide and creates a "film friendly" environment through work with local government, business and residents.
South Carolina Film Commission
We're a business-friendly state that understands the importance behind the opportunities provided by every production.
South Dakota Film Office
South Dakota's infinite variety of unique locations makes it a premier destination for filmmakers across the world. From rolling prairies, majestic mountains, thundering buffalo and endless wide open spaces, we can help you find your perfect location.

Within our state you'll find people like no other. Our friendly and talented crew will go out of their way to make your project succeed. With no personal or corporate income tax and our cost-effective services, South Dakota makes for easy and reliable filming.

We look forward to making your project a success.

The South Dakota Film Office, a component of the South Dakota Department of Tourism, was formed in 1989 to provide the following services:
  • locating sites and/or resources to match script requirements and packaging those locations in a visual presentation.
  • acting as a liaison between filmmakers and public/private domains to secure filming locations.
  • providing information on various production needs such as lodging, food services, labor, props, transportation and state laws and guidelines.
South Padre Island CVB Film Commission
Beautiful beaches and water combine with tropical palms and a resort skyline to 
create a sun-soaked, waterfront and seaside setting that is compact, film-friendly
and a nature lover's paradise...

Our businesses and residents are friendly, hospitable and eager to help make productions
easy and successful.

We are 28 miles from the Mexican Border and the length of the Island is bordered
by the Gulf of Mexico on one side and the Laguna Madre (Bay) on the other.

The South Padre Island Film Commission is a division of the South Padre Island CVB
Southern Oregon Film and Media
Discover Southern Oregon, friendly to a filmmaker's eye as well as budget, where incredible locations, experienced crews, strong film incentives and no state sales tax have attracted industry professionals from across the country and around the world.
Space Coast Office of Tourism
The Space Coast region offers one of the most bio-diverse natural landscapes in the country, with 72 miles of open beaches and weather that provides a phenomenal number of good shooting days.
Spokane Film Office

Spokane is located on the eastern edge of Washington where sunshine mixes with a myriad of rural and urban settings. From historic neighborhoods to quaint western towns, rugged mountains to pristine lakes, national forests, raging rivers and miles of winding roads though golden waves of wheat... the Inland Northwest is a perfect location for productions of every type and every size. Within the region you'll find historic buildings and ultra modern architecture. Tumble-down barns along with 21st century farm equipment. Luxurious resorts border rustic ranches. "Wherever you turn, there's something great to shoot" a location manager commented recently.

An experienced production workforce makes your project easy and affordable, with talented location managers, producers, directors and trade professionals who call our region home for its quality of life and easy access to creative projects. Additional crews and equipment are available from Seattle, a short 35 minute flight or four hour drive from Spokane, but a world away in terms of cost and workability.

The Spokane Film Office will make your location scouting easy with 24-hour turnaround upon request for preliminary location photos, permit applications and more. In fact, we regularly provide same day digital photo service, posting location options on the web to make scouting a breeze and minimize your pre-production costs. Our film friendly city and region offer new, simplified permitting as well as reasonably priced services, making eastern Washington and the Inland Northwest a great choice for your next project.

St Augustine Film Office
The St. Augustine Film Office/St. Johns County, Fl (SAFO) is ready to serve you with unique locations, experienced crew and user friendly officials. We can be your stateside Europe, South America or downhome South!
St. Petersburg-Clearwater Area Film Commission
The St. Pete/Clearwater Film Commission serves Pinellas County, Florida from Tarpon Springs to Fort De Soto Park, from Dunedin to Safety Harbor, Oldsmar to St. Pete Beach. Thousands of commercials, TV shows, feature films and digital media projects have filmed here.

St. Pete/Clearwater is part of the greater Tampa Bay production center, thus offering the wide resources of a metropolitan region as well as the amenities of a close community.

The film commission participates in direct marketing and trade missions at major film markets, festivals and tradeshows in North America and Internationally. Film SPC supports local signature Film Festivals. These events showcase the area to out-of-town Producers and Filmmakers helping to bring new production to the area. Additionally these events are a major tourism draw for the St. Pete Clearwater area.
Film SPC fosters industry development with free workshops, an online production guide and location database. The Film Commission is focused on creating Branded Digital Media Content and Industry Development of in-Destination Digital Media Content for YouTube, Vimeo, Hulu, Amazon, and other digital platforms.
All productions needing a permit can easily apply online at our website. Film SPC helps productions find locations, crew and all needed support services.

Film SPC has a local film incentive program. Film, TV, digital media, music videos and more are eligible for the development marketing partnerships. The goal of the incentive is to provide exclusive destination exposure for St. Pete/Clearwater as an area with a growing reputation for filmmaking and television programming, great locations, and excellent crew and equipment resources. Without a State Film Incentive Program, the focus is on Feature Films under $1 million, Digital Projects, Web series and high profile Music Videos. Larger film budgets can benefit by shooting a portion of the film in the area and still receive the incentive.

St. Petersburg Clearwater is a blue-sky, sun-drenched getaway home to 35 miles of white sand beaches, including TripAdvisor's No. 1 Beach in 2016. Off the beach is St. Pete, named one of the Top 52 Places to Visit in 2014 by The New York Times---in large part because of its world-class art scene, which features the acclaimed Dali Museum and Chihuly Collection.
Stanislaus County/Modesto Film Commission
The staff of the Modesto Film Commission is here to help you with all of your production needs. We offer a wide variety of services and information to help make your production run smoothly. Photo library, the production guide, hotel accommodations, Modesto's film history, film-makers on-location in Modesto and The California Film Commission.
Stockton/San Joaquin County Film Commision
San Joaquin County does not charge permit fees to film producers! Honest! This helps make the county an excellent choice for low or high budget films. The film commission is a subsidirary of Visit Stockton.
Suffolk County
From the historic architecture garnishing our villages and towns to the sweeping white sand beaches and barrier islands that form part of the Atlantic coast, one may find few places on earth that offer the geographic and architectural diversity found on Long Island's Eastern End. Moviemaking has been in our blood since 1902 when Biograph studios began filming here. There aren't many better prepared or more willing than Suffolk County to help make your production a success.
Surf City USA - Visit Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach is a Film Friendly Community, and because of that we've taken measures to ensure that your filmmaking process is a smooth, efficient, and enjoyable one.

Our ten miles of coastline offers a variety of amazing looks - from our beautiful municipal pier to the rocky cliffs of dog beach. We allow cars on the beach for driving shots, have ample coastal parking, and of course, we're the perfect spot to film a surf scene. But there's much more than just the beaches! We invite you to browse through the many location galleries available on our website; we think you'll be surprised by what you find!

The Huntington Beach Film Commission is proud to offer free assistance to film, television, photographic and commercial productions working within the City. With an understanding of the filming process and a thorough knowledge of Huntington Beach, we help productions take advantage of a City that has much to offer filmmakers.

Tacoma Special Events and Film
Tacoma + Pierce County, Wash., located just south of Seattle-King County, offers affordable, film-friendly communities where local governments make it easy to film your project.
Tampa Hillsborough Film Commission
Tampa/Hillsborough County offers among the most diverse filming locations in the state of Florida.
Team Volusia Economic Development Corporation
Volusia County and its municipalities utilize Team Volusia Economic Development Corporation for all inquiries for motion and still photography in Volusia County. A single permit application is accepted by all governing jurisdictions in the county and will be expedited to the governing bodies upon receipt of a completed application. For filming information, contact Matt Chesnut at (386) 265-6332 or at mchesnut@tvedc.com.
Tennessee Entertainment Commission

Tennessee has a professionally trained production base.  You'll have access to production services, studio facilities and post-production facilities to accommodate every budget. Tennessee's entertainment sector also benefits from a long list of nationally recognized companies such as Creative Artist Agency, William Morris Endeavor, City National Bank, Sony's Affirm Films, Scripps Networks Interactive and Regal Cinemas. 

And we're in this for the long haul. We have the education pipeline in place to produce a sustainable workforce for both film and television production. There are 73 different production-specific programs offered at 35 institutions across the state.

Tennesseans don't have to move to Los Angeles or New York to learn and work in the film and television industry. More and more, it's the other way around. 

Texas Film Commission
The Texas Film Commission is your first stop for resources that serve the film, television, commercial, animation, visual effects and video game industries of Texas. Serving the public since 1971, the Texas Film Commission supports our state's global position as a premier production destination across all media industries. If you want to produce your next project in Texas, our industry-savvy staff is ready to connect you to Texas' diverse locations, experienced workforce, support services, industry organizations and competitive production incentive program.
The Florida Office of Film and Entertainment
From the excitement of South Beach to the charm of Florida's small towns, from the year-round sun-kissed climate to the laidback southern hospitality, Florida continues to be one of the most sought destinations for motion picture and television production.
Travel Lane County
We can provide: a location image library; initial location scouting; scouting assistance; permit assistance; cast & crew lodging assistance; a liaison to the Oregon Office of Film & Television; information on crew, talent, stages, equipment and support services.
Our area includes the beautiful Cascades Mountains with lush forests and spartan lava fields, wild and scenic rivers, verdant wineries, rural, suburban and small-city urban areas, Oregon Coastal Dunes, forests, dramatic cliffs and wide sandy beaches.
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