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.
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 per filming and Director’s Reels also require permits.A Pasadena specific location (scouting) library — on the Internet.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.
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 rules and regulations. 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.
- Permission to Use Property Form
- Parking Plan Submission & Posting Requirements
- Notification & Signature Requirements
Step 3: Additional required documents
Step 4: Change of Plans? We need to know.
Step 5: Supplemental & Good-to-know documents.
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.
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.
|Date||Location||Production Company||Production Type|
|03/31/2017||S. Arroyo Pkwy.||Feliz, LA, LLC.||Commercial|
|03/31/2017||Rose Bowl Dr.||MJZ||Commercial|
|03/31/2017 – 04/02/2017||Paloma St.||NYFA/Yesser Laham||Student|
|03/31/2017||N. Lake Ave.||Funny Trio Productions||TV|
|03/31/2017||N. Euclid Av.||Callahan LLC||Feature|
|03/31/2017||La Loma Rd.||20th Century Fox||TV|
|03/31/2017||E. Green St.||Callahan LLC||Feature|
|03/31/2017||E. Colorado Bl.||Callahan LLC||Feature|
|03/30/2017||N. Garfield Av.||Casual Productions Inc||TV|
|03/30/2017||E. Union St.||Feliz, LA, LLC.||Commercial|
|03/30/2017||Chateau Rd.||Vandam Productions||TV|
|03/28/2017||S. Fair Oaks Av.||Funny Trio Productions||TV|
|03/28/2017||Arlington Dr.||Art Center/Jingtian Zhou||Student|
|03/27/2017||Rose Bowl Dr.||Arts & Sciences||Commercial|
|03/25/2017 – 03/26/2017||Martelo Av.||Colourbox, Inc.||Director’s Reel|
|03/24/2017||S. Oakland Av.||Thirty One Mile||Stills|
|03/24/2017||S. Oakland Av.||Health Magazine||Stills|
|03/24/2017||Rose Bowl Dr.||CDG Entertainment LLC||Stills|
|03/24/2017||N. San Gabriel Bl.||Diga Studios||Sorry Not Sorry|
|03/23/2017||Shadow Grove Rd.||The Media Mob Projects, Inc.||Informational|
|03/23/2017||S. Oakland Av.||Lotus Orient Group||Stills|
|03/23/2017||Palmetto Dr.||The Custom Family, LLC||Internet|
|03/23/2017||Hahamonga Watershed Park||OP Services LLC||TV|
|03/23/2017||E. Villa St.||The Media Mob Projects, Inc.||Informational|
|03/23/2017||E. Colorado Bl.||Horizon Scripted TV||TV|
|03/22/2017||S. Euclid Av.||ABC Studios||TV|
|03/21/2017||Kendall Alley||Robert Stevens Photography||Stills|
|03/21/2017||E. Colorado Bl.||Casual Productions||TV|
|03/21/2017||Arroyo Ter||Weirdo Productions||Stills|
|03/20/2017 – 03/24/2017||S. San Rafael Av.||ABC Studios||TV|
|03/20/2017||S. Raymond Av.||Chasing the Moon, LLC||Documentary|
|03/19/2017||S. Catalina Av.||NYFA/Mimi Masters||Student|
|03/18/2017 – 03/19/2017||Mesita Rd.||LMU/Dominic Disla||Student|
|03/18/2017||Avenue 64||Flood the Stone||Music|
|03/17/2017||W. Walnut St.||Central Productions||TV|
|03/17/2017||S. San Rafael Av.||ABC Studios||TV|
|03/17/2017||E. Foothill Bl.||NPRP Media||Internet|
|03/16/2017||Madeline Dr.||ABC Studios||TV|
|03/15/2017||E. Walnut St.||Victory Pictures||TV|
|03/14/2017||S. Orange Grove Bl.||Victory Pictures||TV|
|03/14/2017||S. Oakland Av.||Image Locations||Stills|
|03/14/2017 – 03/19/2017||S. El Molino Av.||USC/Siying Li||Student|
|03/14/2017||Rose Bowl Dr.||Victory Pictures||TV|
|03/14/2017||Cordova St.||20th Century Fox||TV|
|03/13/2017||Rose Villa St.||Universal TV||TV|
|03/13/2017||E. California Bl.||Victory Pictures||TV|
|03/10/2017 – 03/11/2017||N. Los Robles Av.||NYFA/Musab Alamri||Student|
|03/08/2017 – 03/09/2017||Westminster Dr.||King & Country TV LLC||Commercial|
|03/08/2017||W.Colorado Bl.||Original Productions||TV|
|03/08/2017||Oak Grove/Yucca Pass||Epoch Media Group LLC||Commercial|
|03/08/2017||E. California Bl.||Original Productions||TV|
|03/06/2017 – 03/31/2017||E. Green St.||Marathon Productions||TV|
|03/05/2017||E. Colorado Bl.||Helicopter Pictures, Inc.||Commercial|
|03/04/2017||Rose Bowl Dr.||DLP Media Group||Documentary|
|03/04/2017||Afton St.||Art Center/Anne Xu||Student|
|03/03/2017||S. Los Robles Av.||USC/Kevin Broggie||Student|
|03/03/2017||Linda Vista Av.||Porkchop||Stills|
|03/02/2017||Madeline Dr.||Curb Your Enthusiasm, Inc.||TV|
|03/02/2017||Linda Vista Av.||ProductionWerks||Stills|
|03/01/2017||S. Grand Av.||Caviar Content||Commercial|
|03/01/2017||El Circulo Dr.||Arts and Sciences||Commercial|
- 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.
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