Welcome to the California Film Commission, your one-stopresource for film and TV production across the Golden State.

California is home to the entertainment industry...and for good reason. We have the best weather (315 days of sunshine per year), the most diverse locations (from 840 miles of coastline to vast desert sand dunes, and everything in between), the most skilled crews and the world's best production infrastructure.

A few of the services you can access via this website include:

  • Film & TV Tax Credits
  • OnlinePermitsfor Filming on State Property (beaches, parks, roadways and government buildings)
  • AnOnline Location Database viaCinemaScout, and Personalized Location Assistance/Problem Solving
  • Access to California's Statewide Network of More Than60Regional Film Offices(for local support, location information and permits)
  • Learn aboutGreenProduction Resources

      California Film Commission launches LOCATION CALIFORNIA magazine. Click link below for digital 'page-turner':

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      We also have a vast array of tools and resources to help you navigate all sorts of production issues, from work permits to on-set safety. You can find links and contact info for relevant government agencies, industry associations, guilds/unions, production directories, entertainment job listings and more. We even have charts for weather, sunrise/sunset times and the 30-mile studio zone.

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      We look forward to helping you make your next project a success!