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.

June 2017

View All Film Calendar Entries

Date Location Production Company Production Type
06/29/2017 San Marcos Dr. Chelsea Commercial
06/28/2017 – 06/29/2017 Madeline Dr. Central Productions TV
06/28/2017 – 06/30/2017 E. Green St. Stack Film Co. LLC Feature
06/26/2017 – 06/27/2017 W. Walnut St. Central Productions TV
06/26/2017 – 06/27/2017 Rose Bowl Dr. Caviar Commercial
06/26/2017 Magnolia Av. Bonanza Productions TV
06/26/2017 E. Green St. Bonanza Productions TV
06/26/2017 E. Colorado Bl. Bonanza Productions TV
06/23/2017 Fern Dr. AGP Films Music Video
06/22/2017 S. El Molino Hole in the Fence Productions TV
06/22/2017 Covington Pl. Furlined Commercial
06/21/2017 – 06/22/2017 S. El Molino Av. Wild Plum Commercial
06/20/2017 – 06/22/2017 Madeline Dr. Gifted Youth Commercial
06/20/2017 Hayes Alley Full Bloom Feature
06/20/2017 E. Union St. Full Bloom Feature
06/19/2017 – 06/21/2017 Madeline Dr. Thirty One Mile Stills
06/17/2017 Lida St. Picture Movers Anonymous PSA
06/15/2017 One Colorado Molly Murray Prod. Stills
06/15/2017 Old Pasadena Alleys Molly Murray Prod. Stills
06/15/2017 Linda Vista Av. Pellinore Productions Inc. Commercial
06/15/2017 Brookside Park Molly Murray Prod. Stills
06/14/2017 S. Madison Av. MJ68 Productions Stills
06/13/2017 Lower Arroyo Seco PMK BNC Stills
06/13/2017 E. Green St. Bonanza Productions TV
06/13/2017 E. Colorado Bl. Bonanza Productions TV
06/10/2017 S. Marengo Av. Prominent Victoria Corp. Stills
06/09/2017 S. San Rafael Av. Arts and Sciences Commercial
06/09/2017 Rose Bowl Dr. Arts and Sciences Commercial
06/09/2017 N. Euclid Av. Optomen Productions TV
06/06/2017 Colorado Bridge Short Walk Productions Stills
06/02/2017 Lower Arroyo Park Legendary Digital Networks Internet
06/01/2017 S. Oakland Av. Moonlight Stills
05/30/2017 – 06/01/2017 S. Raymond Av. Alameda Productions TV
  • 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