To support the film, television, and commercial industries to retain, attract, and grow production-related jobs and the many ancillary businesses that benefit from increased production activity in California.
The California Film Commission was created in 1984 as a state agency to enhance California’s position as the premier location for all forms of media content creation. The CFC supports film, television, and commercial productions of all sizes and budgets by providing one-stop support services including location and troubleshooting assistance, permits for filming at state-owned facilities, and access to resources including an extensive digital location library. The CFC also administers the state’s Film & Television Tax Credit Program and serves as the primary liaison between the production community and all levels of government (including local, state, and federal jurisdictions) to facilitate filming in-state.
Our vast array of tools and resources will help you navigate all sorts of production issues, from work permits to on- set safety. Find links and contact info for relevant government agencies, industry associations, guilds and unions, production directories, entertainment job listings and more. Find useful charts for studio zones weather and college locations to name a few.
The CFC supports a production-friendly environment to retain/grow production jobs and economic activity statewide. It works in conjunction with more than 50 local film offices/commissions (Regional Film Partners) across California to manage filming-related issues and requests. More information is available at
We look forward to helping you make your next project in California a success!
The California Film Commission has an advisory board of up to 21 members appointed by the Governor, Senate Pro Tem and Speaker of the Assembly who work to enhance the economic climate in California by keeping film industry jobs and projects in the state.
Members of the Board
Thom Davis (Chair), 3rd International Vice President, Business Agent, IATSE Local 80
Wendy Greuel (Vice Chair), Consultant, Discovery Cube L.A.
Jaime Lee (Secretary), CEO, Jamison Realty Inc.
Benjamin Allen, Senator, CA State Senate
Toni Atkins, Senate President pro Tempore, CA State Senate
Arturo Barquet, Exec. V.P. & CFO of Global Production Operations, Universal Filmed Entertainment
Colin Blackshear, Independent Producer
Andrew Z. Davis, President of Production Administration, Sony Pictures Studios
Steve Dayan, Secretary – Treasurer, Local 399
Robert Gleason, President & CEO, Evans Hotels
Bonnie Goldfarb, Co-Founder/Exec. Producer, Harvest Films
Jennifer Gonring , CEO, Gonring, Spahn and Associates
Janice Hahn, Supervisor, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors
Ali Jahangiri, Chief Executive Officer, Outclick Media
Janet Knutsen, Producer/Unit Production Manager, Directors Guild of America
Joshua LaFarga, Director of Public and Government Affairs, Laborers’ International Union of North America, Local 1309
Debra Langford, Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, USC Marshall School of Business
Adrin Nazarian, Assembly member, CA State Assembly
Kim B. Nguyen, Councilwoman, City of Garden Grove
Ricky Nierva, Art Director/Production Designer, Pixar Animation Studios
Brian Pendleton, President, Los Angeles Fire and Police Commission
Ex-Officio Members of the Board
Executive Director, California Film Commission
State Fire Marshal, California State Fire Marshal’s Office
Commissioner, California Highway Patrol
Director, Department of Parks and Recreation
Director, Department of Transportation
Board Member Designees
Deputy Director, California Film Commission
Assistant Commissioner, California Highway Patrol
Chief Deputy Director, Department of Parks & Recreation
Ali F. Zaghari
Deputy District Director, Traffic Operations – Department of Transportation, District 7