Filming


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.

February 2017

View All Film Calendar Entries

Date Location Production Company Production Type
02/28/2017 S. Raymond Av. ABC Studios TV
02/28/2017 E. Green St. NZK Productions TV
02/25/2017 Paloma St. LMB Creative Studios Inc. TV
02/25/2017 – 02/26/2017 Cooley Pl. USC/Andrea Madera Student
02/24/2017 Parkview Av. Radical Media Commercial
02/24/2017 Madeline Dr. 20th Century Fox TV
02/24/2017 Grand Av. 20th Century Fox TV
02/24/2017 El Circulo Dr. Arts and Sciences Commercial
02/24/2017 E. Colorado Bl. CMP Film and Design Burbank, LLC Commercial
02/24/2017 Afton St. Radical Media Commercial
02/23/2017 S. San Rafael Av. Creative Chaos Stills
02/23/2017 S. Raymond Av. Project Searching for Neverland TV
02/23/2017 Magnolia Av. Sanctuary Content Commercial
02/22/2017 S. Oak Knoll Av. Walt Disney Stills
02/22/2017 Paloma St. Sanctuary Content Commercial
02/22/2017 E. Green St. CBS TV
02/21/2017 E. California Bl. Brown Hill Productions TV
02/21/2017 Driving Grid Brown Hill Productions, LLC TV
02/17/2017 Rose Bowl Dr. Reset Content Commercial
02/17/2017 Linda Vista Av. Kim Lansill Productions Stills
02/16/2017 Orange Grove Bl. Radical Media Commercial
02/16/2017 – 02/17/2017 N. Lake Av. Funny Trio Productions, LLC. TV
02/16/2017 Glenullen Dr. Radical Media Commercial
02/14/2017 La Loma Rd. Picrow Inc. TV
02/14/2017 E. California Bl. Picrow Inc. TV
02/13/2017 El Circulo Dr. Porkchop Stills
02/13/2017 Arroyo Bl. Lindsay George Stills
02/13/2017 Aroyo Seco Trail Lindsay George Stills
02/11/2017 Atchison St. City of Angels Commercial
02/10/2017 Patrician Way TutorLA, Inc. Director’s Reel
02/10/2017 – 02/11/2017 Arlington Dr. Publicite Les Enfants Inc. Commercial
02/09/2017 Avenue 64 Chapman University Student
02/08/2017 S. Oakland Av. The Corner Shop Commercial
02/08/2017 S. Oakland Av. 3 Star Productions Stills
02/08/2017 – 02/09/2017 S. Marengo Av. The Corner Shop Commercial
02/07/2017 Oak Knoll Av. Fox TV
02/04/2017 Winterstone Pictures Green St. Internet
02/02/2017 S. Raymond Av. Mirror Films Music
02/02/2017 Linda Vista Av. Connect the Dots, Inc. Stills
02/01/2017 Linda Vista Av. Independent Media Commercial
01/31/2017 – 02/01/2017 San Pasqual St. Land’s End Stills
  • 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
Email:  filmoffice@cityofpasadena.net
www.filmpasadena.com

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