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Welcome to the California Film Commission, your one-stop resource 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
  • Online Permits for Filming on State Property (beaches, parks, roadways and government buildings)
  • An Online Location Database via CinemaScout, and Personalized Location Assistance/Problem Solving
  • Access to California's Statewide Network of More Than 60 Regional Film Offices (for local support, location information and permits)
  • Learn about Green Production Resources

We 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!


This year’s Film in California Conference will be on Saturday, May 21st at CBS Studio Center in Studio City. The only conference held exclusively to promote filming in California will be bigger and better than ever featuring six amazing panels and the presentation of the California Golden SLATE Award to Executive Producer-Writer-Director Ryan Murphy.

Come for the great panels and guest speakers. Come for the information. Come for the networking. Come for the fun.