Film Commission

Welcome to San Luis Obispo County! Located 3.5 hours north of Los Angeles and 4 hours south of San Francisco, San Luis Obispo County is a production playground offering settings to match locations around the world.

The San Luis Obispo County Film Commission (Film SLO CAL) is a department of Visit SLO CAL and offers a variety of services to fit your production needs whether they are in feature films, commercials, television, or still photography. From providing location suggestions to assisting with permitting and finding additional support services, Film SLO CAL will act as your liaison to shooting in San Luis Obispo County. For more information feel free to contact us at 805.541.8000 or, for a faster response, email kylee@slocal.com. View our location photo library here.

Picture Yourself Here

From the cliffs of Ireland to the Wild West and stretches of scenic roads in between, think outside of the zone and come play in San Luis Obispo County! Averaging 315 days of sunshine per year, our central location lends itself to a rich diversity of locations, including the only drivable beach in Central and Southern California, dozens of winding country and ocean view roads, charming small towns, old Victorian neighborhoods, colorful seaside villages, lush agricultural fields, pristine coastal bluffs, rolling green hills, and lavish vineyards all within a short drive.

Secure that Location

San Luis Obispo County covers over 3,300 square miles and includes seven cities, several unincorporated towns, a number of State Parks and Beaches, and portions of the Los Padres National Forest and the southern range of the Santa Lucia Mountains. Each jurisdiction has its own permit and special requirements for filming and we are here to help navigate you to obtaining the correct permits for a successful shoot.

Get Some Support

Film SLO CAL can also provide assistance in finding and securing lodging and dining options at any budget. We also know that the needs don’t stop with a putting a roof over your crew’s heads. From security to hair and makeup, horse trainers and trash services, we’ll help you find quality support services locally so you can leave that extra water truck at home.

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