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Sacramento Film + Media is currently permitting for up to 20 cast and crew in any given location. All personnel are required to wear masks or other protective equipment, hand sanitizer or hand washing stations will be readily available, social distancing will be implemented whenever possible, the production crew will verify that all personnel are not feeling sick prior to production, will conduct temperature checks, and actors will only remove masks when filming. Permittee is required to comply with any Federal, State of California, or Sacramento County regulations, orders, or guidelines relating to work place safety or the public's health and safety when filming in the City of Sacramento, and with adherence to the film industry guidelines.

SACRAMENTO FILM + Media has a new website offering a location library, permitting information, databases for support services and crew, and many other resources. Visit after Monday, September 14, 2020.

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Sacramento Film Office 5-Year Plan

In 2019 the Convention and Cultural Services Department engaged Metris Arts Consulting along with Rich Moskal (former director of the Chicago Film Office) to assess the current film production environment in Sacramento, analyze the City’s potential, and provide a plan that will help Sacramento position itself as a production destination. This 5-year plan includes a number of strategic goals along with short-, mid-, and long-term actions to help achieve those goals. The Convention and Cultural Services Department’s new Film Office is very excited to execute this plan and to unlock new creative and economic possibilities for the City and the region over the next several years.

Sacramento Film Office 2020-2025 Plan

Film Office Services

Sacramento Film + Media welcomes inquiries on filming and promptly responds with free services:

  • Assistance navigating the local government agencies and policies
  • Comprehensive film directory
  • Location information, suggestions, and photographs
  • Up-to-date contact information for permits and budgeting details
  • Information on accommodations for crew stays
  • Referrals to technical personnel, equipment availability, and other services
  • Details on climate, transportation, and area events
  • Liaison between production companies and local communities
  • Arrange familiarization trips for production personnel and locations scouts

film permitting

Jennifer West
Sacramento Film Commissioner
Office: 916.808.2676

Sacramento Film + Media
New City Hall, 3rd Floor
915 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814