Film Production

California is blessed with mild climates, long coastlines, spectacular scenery, and highly diverse landscapes. Many famous movies have been filmed in California’s State Parks. Because of the great variety of trees, plants and flowers in many areas, our parks have "stood-in" for locations around the world.

Saddleback Butte State Park

California State Parks is the nation's most diverse park system. By using our parks for motion pictures or television programming, you can be close to Los Angeles, while being strategically located far enough away from metropolitan areas. Discover our State Parks including great deserts named Saddleback Butte, Antelope Valley and Providence Mountains. Ocean beaches, ghost towns, lakes, islands, rivers, historic structures, light houses, campgrounds, gold mines, stately mansions, remote and not so remote locations, and even a State Capitol or two are available for motion picture and television filming in California. View our "Sixty Spectacular Locations"  that are ready to make your artistic vision a reality and your production a success. For more information go to the Film Commission website.


Film Commission 
Permit Coordinator
Northern and Central California Parks
California State Parks Contact: 
Brandy Davis
Tel: (323) 860-2960, ext. 106
Fax: (323) 817-4126
Email: bdavis@film.ca.gov

Film Commission
Permit Coordinator
Southern California Parks
California State Parks Contact:
Catherine Adamic
Tel: (323) 860-2960, ext. 107
Fax: (323) 817-4126
Email: cadamic@film.ca.gov