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.

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.

October 2016

View All Film Calendar Entries

Date Location Production Company Production Type
10/26/2016 N. Euclid Av. Second in Command Prod. TV
10/26/2016 – 10/27/2016 E. Washington Bl. Second in Command Prod. TV
10/24/2016 Avenue 64 Meeno Inc. Music Video
10/23/2016 S. Oakland Av. Jeta Amata Concepts Internet
10/21/2016 Oakland Av. Second in Command Productions TV
10/21/2016 S Euclid Av. Second in Command Productions TV
10/20/2016 San Pasqual St. Neat Productions Commercial
10/20/2016 Rose Bowl Dr. 1st Ave Machine USA Inc. Stills
10/20/2016 N. Raymond Av. 44 Blue Productions TV
10/20/2016 E Colorado Bl. Moxie Pictures Commercial
10/19/2016 E. Colorado Bl. Chelsea Handler Productions TV
10/18/2016 Rose Bowl Dr. Joy Asbury Productions Commercial
10/16/2016 E. Colorado Bl. AFI/Fernando Barrajos Student
10/12/2016 – 10/13/2016 S. Grand Av. Torrid LLC Stills
10/11/2016 S. Raymond Av. CBS TV
10/11/2016 S. Fair Oaks Av. CBS TV
10/11/2016 Oak Knoll Ter JB5 Stills
10/11/2016 N. Lake Av. Suburbicon, LLC Feature
10/11/2016 E. Washington Bl. 20th Century Fox TV
10/10/2016 – 10/12/2016 S. El Molino Av. MJZ Commercial
10/09/2016 – 10/10/2016 N. Arroyo Bl. Buzzfeed Films Internet
10/07/2016 W. Green St. AWOW Stills
10/07/2016 S. Arroyo Pkwy Topanga Productions TV
10/07/2016 Rose Bowl Dr. Kamp Grizzly Stills
10/07/2016 Lincoln Av. Kamp Grizzly Stills
10/06/2016 – 10/07/2016 W Walnut St. DWP Productions, Inc. TV
10/06/2016 S San Rafael Av. Strong Productions Stills
10/06/2016 Avenue 64 Hungryman, Inc. Commercial
10/06/2016 E. Colorado Bl. Topanga Productions TV
10/05/2016 Rose Bowl Dr. Fox Sports TV
10/05/2016 N. El Molino Av. Sanctuary Commercial
10/03/2016 – 10/05/2016 S. Oak Knoll Av. 20th Century Fox TV
10/03/2016 Rose Bowl Dr. Pulse Films 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.

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