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.

California Film & TV Tax Credit Program 2.0:


Program Guidelines and other informational documents are now available. Due to the new parameters of the California Film and TV Tax Credit Program 2.0, it is strongly advised that applicants review each document prior to preparing project budget and application materials.

Key Dates:

    MAY 11-17, 2015 -New Program (TV applicationsONLY) - (Projects selected by new ranking system; Productions may not begin principal photography before July 1, 2015)
    JULY 13-25,2015 - New Program (Applications for FEATURE FILMS) -(Projects selected by new ranking system; Productions may not begin principal photography beforethe application is approved)

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

      • Film & TV Tax Credits
      • OnlinePermits for Filming on State Property (beaches, parks, roadways, universities and government buildings)
      • AnOnline Location Database via CinemaScout, 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 aboutGreen Production Resources

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

      Submit your information to receive a hard copy in the mail:Magazine Request

      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.

      Interested in hosting filming? Click here for details.

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