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Located in California's picturesque Gold Country and spectacular High Sierra, Calaveras County offers a huge variety of stunning geological features, historic and agricultural settings for your production. Wide valleys, deep canyons, caves, lakes, giant sequoias, ghost towns and boutique wineries are just a few of the many features here.
The history of the area has contributed a great deal to its visual appeal. Originally settled by Miwok Indians, the area is a haven of lakes, streams, mountains, valleys and forests. When California's Gold Rush hit here in the heart of the Mother Lode, the landscape was changed by people from every corner of the world as they settled in hastily established camps in search of their fortunes.
Preserved Gold Rush towns, mining ruins, hydraulic mining and wooden flume systems rerouting water supplies permanently changed this rural landscape. Some of those settlements have remained to this day with their period architecture making charming historic downtowns with boutique shops, fine dining and wine tasting rooms. Others have fallen into ruin and are virtual ghost towns.
As the gold supply began to diminish, the people who'd discovered this place made more discoveries: of giant sequoia trees, caves and beautiful vistas. Along with outdoor recreation, they found other ways to entertain themselves including telling tall stories and betting on anything and everything. It was into this atmosphere that an adventurous young man arrived, and overhead a tale of frog jumping in the Angels Hotel.
That young man was Samuel Clemens and the story developed into his first successful short story that propelled him to fame as Mark Twain. "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras," published in 1865 was the inspiration for the annual Jumping Frog Jubilee which takes place in Angels Camp every May, attracting in excess of 50,000 people. Meanwhile, other forms of entertainment were arising locally, including the annual Calaveras County Fair, the longest running state fair in California. Eventually those two events were combined, while other festivals and events sprung up around the county.
As even hard rock mining became harder work with fewer and fewer rewards, settlers had discovered that agriculture was especially productive here due to soil rich in minerals, making the decision to make Calaveras their permanent home a possibility. This resulted in one of California's earliest winemaking regions.
To this day, Calaveras' geological attractions, elevation changes from near-sea level to over 8,000 feet , historic features and Mediterranean climate make Calaveras County a major tourist destination for those looking for authentic California. This also makes it a prime filming consideration. With four distinct seasons featuring huge displays of wildflowers and blooming dogwoods in spring, spectacular fall colors and snowy winters, Calaveras county is your go-to filming destination, and we'll help you every step of the way.
California hosts nearly 200 feature films every year and countless TV series, commercials, and documentaries. The California Film Commission (CFC) facilitates all aspects of the filmmaking process and helps prevent filming problems from occurring. A regional network of 50 local film offices throughout the state provides logistical and permitting assistance for filmmakers. The CFC also maintains CinemaScout, an on-line database that features over 4000 California locations available for filming.
California is home to the largest and most highly skilled film crews in the world; able to sustain over 100 simultaneous productions.
We do get involved in your project at an early stage;
- Do careful planning and detailed budgeting;
- Advise on best suitable and most cost effective locations;
- Organize any aspect of your motion picture or stills project for the Caribbean part
- Negotiate rates for comfortable accommodations, travel and logistic
- Select the most professional local Caribbean crews or international teams
- Set up your production office and location camp
- Take care of customs clearance and any requested permits
- Find your local cast - actors, extras, models
- Support Set designers by building and scouting any props required
- Provide every equipment on island or abroad from our rental partners
- Hire an excellent caterer offering healthy, tasty food and drinks all day
- Coordinate every step of your production and we are on set day by day
- Have couriers to assure that all will be at the right time in the right place
- Organize shipping of small items or containers to any destination
It is our goal to see you succeed with your production in the Caribbean.
Film Central Florida supports film, TV, commercial productions and still photography. Our staff will assist you in processing your permits to make your filming and production easy in Central Florida's Polk County.
Central Florida Offers a Variety of Filming Locations:
Oregon offers a host of generous incentive programs to help your bottom line. Our incentive programs rebate:
- 20% of your Oregon-based goods and services
- An additional cash payment of up to 16.2% of wages paid to production personnel
Unlike other states' programs, these incentives are cash rebates as opposed to tax credits. This enables us to deliver you a check quickly and efficiently. Additionally, Oregon's lack of any sales tax on goods and services can immediately save you 7 to 8 percent.
For more information on the CASH rebates Oregon offers, visit Oregon Film.
With over 45 years of hands-on production, and an additional 20 years film industry experience, our team knows what a Producer or Location Scout needs to get the job done. The Central Oregon Film Office will assist local and visiting productions with facilitating permits, provide preliminary location scouting, and engaging the local workforce and vendor resources. We will also provide inter-agency assistance such as risk management for insurance liability and coordinate with police, fire and rescue services for the safety of the public during shoots.
Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf Islands, on the Southwest Gulf Coast of Florida in Charlotte County, is a slice of purely natural Florida. The harbor, the second largest in the state, has almost 100 miles of natural shoreline. Punta Gorda, a picturesque small town of 16,000, sits on its southern bank. In the western part of the county, 28 miles of white sand beaches line the Gulf side of several barrier islands. No building in the county is taller than five stories, giving a definite "old Florida" vibe to many parts of the county. Inland, there are wetlands and Cypress Swamps. Features produced in the county include Out of Time and Hoot.