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.

January 2017

View All Film Calendar Entries

Date Location Production Company Production Type
01/27/2017 N. Lake Av. Pixel Media Directors Reel
01/26/2017 S. Hudson Av. World War Seven Commercial
01/26/2017 Lower Arroyo Seco Trail Lavender and Honey Stills
01/26/2017 E. Walnut St. World War Seven Commercial
01/25/2017 – 01/26/2017 N. El Molino Av. Second in Command Prod. TV
01/25/2017 Driving Grid E. California Bl. Marvel Digital Media Group LLC DOCS
01/25/2017 Driving Grid Colorado Bl. Marvel Digital Media Group LLC DOCS
01/25/2017 California Ter Biscuit Filmworks Commercial
01/24/2017 Rose Bowl Dr. Moxie Pictures Commercial
01/24/2017 N. Los Robles Av. O Positive Commercial
01/24/2017 N. Garfield Av. Shelgren Media Commercial
01/23/2017 W. Walnut St. Ultimo Films, Inc. Feature
01/20/2017 W. Walnut St. Rocart, Inc. TV
01/20/2017 San Pasqual St. Framestore Pictures Commercial
01/20/2017 Oakland Av. Central Productions, Inc. TV
01/20/2017 N. Raymond Av. Rocart, Inc. TV
01/20/2017 Brainard Alley Rocart, Inc. His Wives and Daughters
01/19/2017 – 01/20/2017 S. El Molino Av. Radical Media Commercial
01/19/2017 Rose Bowl Dr. Warner Bros. TV
01/18/2017 – 01/20/2017 W. Walnut St. Ultimo Films, Inc. Feature
01/18/2017 – 01/19/2017 S. Marengo Av. Riveting Entertainment Music Video
01/18/2017 Pasadena Av. Just Fab Stills
01/18/2017 E. Colorado Bl. AV Solutions dba Inception Digital Commercial
01/18/2017 Columbia St. Radical Media Commercial
01/16/2017 S. Oakland Av. Bounty Content Commercial
01/16/2017 Rose Bowl Dr. Eyestorm Productions Commercial
01/16/2017 N.Michillinda Av. Mesquite Productions TV
01/16/2017 E. Washington Bl. 20th Century Fox TV
01/14/2017 – 01/15/2017 N. Chester Av. AFI/Cameron Hutchison Student
01/11/2017 W. Del Mar Bl. Horizon Scripted TV TV
01/11/2017 S. Grand Av. Station Films Commercial
01/11/2017 Grand Av./Madeline Dr./Covington Pl. Parana Films Commercial
01/11/2017 Covington Pl. Parana Films Commercial
01/09/2017 Rose Bowl Dr. Original Productions TV
01/06/2017 S. Euclid Av. MJZ Commercial
01/06/2017 – 01/07/2017 E. Green St. Rouge Productions Feature
01/06/2017 E Glenarm St. and S. Arroyo Pkwy. MJZ Commercial
01/05/2017 W State St. Radical Media Commercial
01/05/2017 – 01/06/2017 Bellefontaine Company Prime 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.

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