What is the 30-Mile Studio Zone?

The studio zoneis a 30 mile radius used by union film projects to determine per diem rates and driving distances for crew members.

The center of the studio zone is located at the southeast corner of Beverly and La Cienega in Los Angeles California. More than 90 cities and parts of three counties including Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura counties fall within the 30-Mile Studio Zone.

The CFC does not administer the 30-Mile Studio Zone boundaries. For information on where exactly the studio zone falls within any given jurisdiction please consult the interactive map below as well as specific union agreements.

30-Mile Studio Zone Map - Interactive

30-Mile Studio Zone Map - Traditional

The zone chart is used as an organizational tool for disseminating contact information about the hundreds of City, County, State and Federal government offices issuing permits to both union and non-union film projects shooting in the Los Angeles metropolitan region of Southern California.

30-Mile Studio Zone Permit Offices Chart Instructions(pdf)

30-Mile Studio Zone Permit Offices Chart(pdf)- This chart is updated annually.

30-Mile Studio Zone Chart - Comparison of Extended-Hour Filming Requirements(pdf)

FilmL.A. / Los Angeles Film Office

30-Mile Studio Zone Expansion

Several locations that lie outside the 30-mile radius boundary are generally recognized as being within the 30-Mile Studio Zone. These include: Agua Dulce, Castaic (including Lake Castaic), Fillmore & Western Railway, Leo Carrillo State Beach, Ontario International Airport, Piru and Pomona (including the Los Angeles County Fairgrounds). Check the applicable collective bargaining agreement(s) to determine the scope of the Los Angeles Studio Zone. These location contacts and fees are displayed on pages 32-34 of the main 30-Mile Studio Zone Chart.