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With its photogenic locations, good weather, proximity to Los Angeles, film and culture savvy population, growing number of specialized vendors, and several annual well-respected film festivals, Marin County is well positioned to contribute to the film and video technology. You are welcome to use any or all the resources listed on the following pages for locating film and permit information. For questions, contact Deborah Albre, Film Liaison, at 415.925.2060. For film crew accommodations, please visit our Request for Proposal webpage.
Important updates for filming in the State of California
The California Film Commission (CFC) offers free on-line permitting for all state property including state parks and beaches, freeways, roads, and government buildings. From hospitals and prisons to back roads and mountain ranges, the CFC helps filmmakers gain access to those perfect locations in our state.
Status for the Current 2012-13 Fiscal Year:
The Film & Television Tax Credit Program is fully subscribed for the current 2012-13 fiscal year. The Film Commission maintains a waiting list for any projects that apply. Applications for the next fiscal year's $100 million allocation of tax credits will be accepted starting June 3, 2013. More information about the California Film & Television Tax Credit Program is available at: http://film.ca.gov/incentives.htm
The California Film Commission (CFC) requires that all state permit applications must be submitted 4 business days / 96 hours (weekends and holidays are not considered business days) prior to the first prep/shoot day. Caltrans ramp and lane closures require a minimum of at least twelve (12) business days in advance of prep/shoot; freeway closures require a minimum of sixteen (16) business days. Thank you for your cooperation.
Contact Information for the California Film Commission:
323.860.2960 x 123