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 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.

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.

May 2017

View All Film Calendar Entries

Date Location Production Company Production Type
05/31/2017 S. Euclid Av. Saint Judy Productions Feature
05/30/2017 – 06/01/2017 S. Raymond Av. Alameda Productions TV
05/30/2017 N. Euclid Av. Optomen Productions TV
05/26/2017 Garfield Av. Saint Judy Productions, LLC Feature
05/25/2017 – 05/26/2017 S. Raymond Av. Alameda Productions TV
05/25/2017 Paloma St. American Film Institute Student
05/25/2017 N. Chester Av. American Film Institute Student
05/25/2017 Driving Grid Aggressive TV Commercial
05/23/2017 Palmetto Dr. The Directors Bureau Commercial
05/23/2017 Avenue 64 Brockhampton LLC Music
05/22/2017 Rosemont Av. Native Content Commercial
05/22/2017 Kendall Alley and Hayes Alley USC/Avery Regen Student
05/21/2017 S. San Rafael Av. Native Content Commercial
05/21/2017 E. Colorado Bl. Big Muddy Productions, LLC. Feature
05/20/2017 W. State St. USC/Avery Regen Student
05/20/2017 E. Washington Bl. Therapy Productions LLC. Music
05/20/2017 Del Rey Av. Therapy Productions LLC Music
05/19/2017 S. Euclid Av. Saint Judy Productions Feature
05/19/2017 – 05/21/2017 N. Altadena Dr. Big Muddy Productions, LLC. Feature
05/18/2017 Glen Summer Rd. Strong Productions Stills
05/17/2017 N. El Molino Av. Second In Command Productions TV
05/17/2017 E. Washington Bl. Independent Media Commercial
05/17/2017 – 05/18/2017 E. Colorado Bl. Vanishing Angle Web
05/16/2017 N. Chester Av. Story, Co. Commercial
05/15/2017 N. Euclid Av. Optomen Productions TV
05/12/2017 San Rafael Av. Cinmar Stills
05/12/2017 E. California Bl. Iconoclast Commercial
05/11/2017 Rose Bowl Engine Room Commercial
05/09/2017 Rose Bowl Dr. Rockman Productions Stills
05/05/2017 Arroyo Ter Weirdo Productions TV
05/04/2017 S. Raymond Av. Joinery Commercial
05/04/2017 N. Arroyo Bl. Marty Snider & Associates Documentary
05/04/2017 Afton St. Joinery Commercial
05/03/2017 Madeline Dr. BB Dakota Stills
05/03/2017 Heatherside Rd. Anderson Hopkins Stills
05/01/2017 – 05/02/2017 Linda Vista Av. All In Productions Internet
  • 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

Anashe Davoodian, Film Assistant

Anashe Davoodian Film Assistant

Michelle Garrett, Project Manager

Michelle Garrett Project Manager