About the Film Office

The Pasadena Film Office coordinates all on-location production in the city of Pasadena.  Our services include coordination of all permits in accordance with our local zoning ordinance; marketing of Pasadena to the film industry; and increasing awareness of Pasadena as an innovative, eventful and fun city in the LA metropolitan area.

Do I need a Permit?

All filming of commercial motion pictures (including television and other like projects) and still photography requires a permit, whether on public or private property. Student filming and Director’s Reels also require permits. Personal wedding photography does not require a commercial film permit, however professional photographers are required to have a business license. For further information, please contact Business License at 626-744-4166.

Apply for a Permit

Below is a step-by-step process for obtaining a film permit.  Upon receipt of a completed film permit application, the Pasadena Film Office will begin coordinating logistics and approvals with city departments in accordance with all applicable terms, conditions, and operational guidelines.  Please note that submission of an application does not guarantee issuance of a permit.

Step 1:  Submit a base film permit application.

Step 2:  Obtain permission and submit a proposed parking plan.

Step 3:  Additional required documents

Step 4:  Change of Plans?  We need to know.

Step 5:  Supplemental & Good-to-know documents.

Film Locations

Pasadena has over 1,000 locations, is within “The Zone,” and we can turn permits around in 3 business days. Search our Locations Library for your next location.

A new Pasadena Locations Library is underway. Stay tuned for more details.

Film Rules

We want your production to be a success!  That being said, listed below are links to Pasadena’s filming rules, regulations and guidelines.

The Pasadena City Council adopted a Film Ordinance which provides regulations for the filming of commercial motion pictures (including television and other like projects) and still photography.  The Film Ordinance can be found in Section 17.61.890 of the Zoning Code.  The decision to issue a permit is vested in the discretion of the city of Pasadena.  Said decisions will be exercised consistent with public health, safety and general welfare, applicable land-use ordinances and in the best interest of our constituents.

Film Calendar

August 2017

View All Film Calendar Entries

Date Location Production Company Production Type
08/25/2017 E California Blvd Giovanni Jance Productions F/32 Stills
08/24/2017 S Oakland Ave All Good Things Productions, Inc Commercial
08/24/2017 Rose Bowl Dr Greenpoint Pictures Commercial
08/23/2017 S Oak Knoll Ave Autonomy Productions TV
08/23/2017 S Euclid Ave ABC Studios TV
08/23/2017 E Washington Blvd Universal Television LLC TV
08/23/2017 – 08/24/2017 E Foothill Blvd CBS Corporation TV
08/22/2017 Burleigh Dr Warner Bros Television TV
08/21/2017 S Grand Ave All Good Things Productions, Inc Commercial
08/21/2017 E Green St All Good Things Productions, Inc Commercial
08/21/2017 E Elizabeth St Mitu Web
08/21/2017 Cordova St All Good Things Productions, Inc Commercial
08/20/2017 S Allen Ave Society Inc Commercial
08/18/2017 N Los Robles Ave East West Bank Corporate Video
08/18/2017 E Green St Twentieth Century Fox Television TV
08/17/2017 – 08/18/2017 Rose Bowl Dr UPROXX Media Commercial
08/17/2017 – 08/18/2017 Prospect Cr Autonomy Productions, LLC TV
08/16/2017 S Oak Knoll Ave Walt Disney Stills
08/16/2017 Arlington Dr Fit Productions Web Series
08/15/2017 Avenue 64 Green Glow Productions Web Series
08/14/2017 E Washington Blvd Pineapple Lasagne Productions, Inc Feature
08/13/2017 E Green St Andrew Dominguez Director’s Reel
08/11/2017 Brixton Ave Kapsized Commercial
08/10/2017 – 08/29/2017 S Raymond Ave Pineapple Lasagne Productions, Inc Feature
08/10/2017 Bellefontaine St ABC Studios TV
08/09/2017 E California Blvd CBS Studios, Inc TV
08/08/2017 – 08/09/2017 E. Green St. ABC Studios TV
08/08/2017 Colorado Bl. Universal TV TV
08/06/2017 Worcester Av. Moving Picture Institute Directors Reel
08/06/2017 E. Colorado Bl. Moving Picture Institute Directors Reel
08/05/2017 Bryant St Freeman Productions PSA
08/04/2017 N. Arroyo Bl. Pasadena Community Foundation PSA
08/04/2017 E. Colorado Bl. Newthie Pictures Feature
08/04/2017 E Walnut St Freeman Productions PSA
08/03/2017 – 08/04/2017 Manzanita Av. Moving Picture Institute Directors Reel
08/02/2017 Linda Vista Av. Bob Industries Commercial
08/02/2017 Lida St Art Center/Kristy Fung Student


When should I contact the Film Office?

  • Not sure if you need a permit? Send us a Film Inquiry Sheet
  • Ready to file a permit application? Send us a Film Permit
  • Want to film in a park? Complete a Park Reservation Form
  • Not sure on a location? Check our Location Library for ideas (Coming Soon)
  • Want to host filming? Submit your property. (Coming Soon)
  • Got questions? We’re here to help.

Residents may call the Film Office (626) 744-3964 during business hours (Mon-Thursday 7AM -5PM and every other Friday 7AM – 4PM). We are happy to address any concerns before, during and after film shoots.

After business hours, residents may either speak to the film monitor or police officer assigned to the shoot. Residents may also call the Police Watch Commander 626-744-4241 for non-emergency issues.

Pasadena Film Office
100 N. Garfield Avenue, 4th Floor
Pasadena, CA 91109
Phone: (626) 744-3964
Fax:  (626) 396-7567

Film Office Hours:
Monday – Thursday 8 am – 5 pm
Fridays from 8 am – 4 pm.
City offices are closed every other Friday.  For a list of closed Fridays please click here

Tacey Tague

Tacey Tague Film Coordinator

Saidy Enciso, Film Coordinator

Saidy Enciso Film Coordinator