The California Film Commission (CFC) enhances California's status as the leader in motion picture, television and commercial production.


A one-stop office for filmmakers, the Commission supports productions of all sizes and budgets. In addition to managing the Film & Television Tax Credit program, services include an extensive digital location library, free online permitting, low cost use of state properties as shooting locations, and production assistance.


7080 Hollywood Blvd. Suite 900

Hollywood, CA 90028




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California Film Commission




DATE: January 5, 2016
California State Parks, Angeles District   
A Few Changes...

Credit Cards are now being accepted by the Angeles District, and they can process credit card payments for other districts as well. 
Leo Carrillo State Beach
Holds vs. Reservations
In order to provide greater availability to more productions, the Angeles District of California State Parks will no longer accept "holds" to film at State parks and beaches. Instead, the production representative should call James Valdez, Acting Superintendent of Filming for the Angeles District, to determine if a park location is available. The production company will then immediately apply for a permit with the CFC and make payment ($65/day per location for simple shoots and $200/day per location for complex shoots.) A permit may be requested for multiple days.
As is the current practice, if a permit is cancelled with more than 24 hours' notice, no monitor fees will be imposed. The Park Review fee however, is non-refundable.  

If a monitor has been booked, and the production then reduces the hours the monitor is needed, the monitor has the right to withdraw. Should that occur, James Valdez will try to find a replacement, but there is no guarantee that another monitor will be available. Please consider monitor hours when reserving a park property as any changes within 24 hours of the call time will result in  a 4-hour minimum charge.
Tech Scouts
For complex shoots, the first tech scout with a ranger is free. For subsequent scouts that require a ranger, the production will be charged the hourly rate for a ranger/monitor to accompany them.

For a complete list of state property fees, click here.

UPDATE - Leo Carrillo State Beach
Please note that construction at Leo Carrillo State Beach will continue at least through the end of June, 2016. Permit applications for Leo Carrillo will only be accepted for complex shoots and will necessitate two (2) CHP officers for traffic control plus a park monitor.

For further information, please contact James Valdez at: (818) 880-0358.