Films & Permits

Filming in Marin State Parks

A permit is required whenever filming takes place on state property. The California Film Commission is a one-stop shop for State permits and will assist you in obtaining the required approvals from the CHP, Caltrans, State Parks, Facilities and the State Fire Marshal, where necessary. All State Park permits will eventually need to go through the State of California Film Commission after getting local approval on availability. Click here first for permitting in Marin County State Parks.
Per COVID-19 requirements, all Marin County applications will need to have a Marin approved Site-Specific Protection Plan form submitted.

CFC Permit Coordinator for CA State Parks
Brandy Davis
Phone:  323-817-4106
Fax:  323-817-4126
Parks Fax: 323-860-2976
Email:  Brandy.Davis@film.ca.gov

Angel Island State Park
For all inquiries contact:
Alex Luscutoff, Film Coordinator and Supervising Ranger
California State Parks, Angel Island Sector
Phone: 415-435-8339
Email: alex.luscutoff@parks.ca.gov
Website information: www.parks.ca.gov

China Camp State Park
For all inquiries contact:
Ernie Stanton for date availability first and include David Kopler
Friends of China Camp
info@friendsofchinacamp.org
 
friendsofchinacamp@gmail.com

David Kopler, Film & Events Coordinator
California State Parks Marin District
Phone: 415-898-4362 x 203 
Email: dkopler@parks.ca.gov
Website information: www.parks.ca.gov

Film Guidelines for what a commercial, still, and video photographer will need to know about filming in Marin State Parks
A step by step instruction guide for submitting an application for film & photography permits:

  •  All film and photography permit applications must be submitted 4 business days / 96 hours (weekends and holidays are not business days) prior to the first   prep/shoot day. Filming and photography are not permitted on weekends.
  •  Complete the DPR 245
  •  Contact the Marin Sector Film & Event Coordinator to submit your application at 415-898-4362 ext. 205 or david.kopler@parks.ca.gov.
  •  APPLY WITH THE CALIFORNIA FILM COMMISSION: You must also apply through the California Film Commission (CFC) at www.film.ca.gov using their   Online Permit Application after you have approval from the Marin Sector Film & Event Coordinator.


Mount Tamalpais State Park (Mt. Tam)
FYI: Permits may be required here through both Mt. Tamalpais State Park Office and Golden Gate National Recreation Area Office (GGNRA) based on an exact location of the shoot.
David Kopler, Film & Events Coordinator for State Parks 
California State Parks Marin District
Phone: 415-898-4362 x 203
Email:dkopler@parks.ca.gov
Website information: www.parks.ca.gov
Film and Photography Permit for State Parks


Olompali State Historic Park
For all inquiries contact:
David Kopler, Film & Events Coordinator
California State Parks Marin District
Phone: 415-898-4362 x 203 
Email: dkopler@parks.ca.gov
Website information: www.parks.ca.gov


Samuel P. Taylor State Park
For all inquiries contact:
David Kopler, Film & Events Coordinator
California State Parks Marin District
Phone: 415-898-4362 x 203
Email: dkopler@parks.ca.gov
Website information: www.parks.ca.gov


Tomales Bay State Park
For all inquiries contact:
David Kopler, Film & Events Coordinator
California State Parks Marin District
Phone: 415-898-4362 x 203
Email: dkopler@parks.ca.gov
Website information: www.parks.ca.gov

For views of West Ridgecrest Blvd on Mt Tam, see video!

Meet Your Film Liaison

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Deborah Albre
Film Liaison and Creative Services

Marin Film Resource Office
1 Mitchell Blvd., STE B
San Rafael, CA 94903
film@visitmarin.org
Direct Cell: 415-297-1611