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.

March 2017

View All Film Calendar Entries

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.

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