Explore locations that could double for anywhere in the world, only 3.5 hours from Los Angeles in San Luis Obispo County (SLO CAL® ). Located midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, SLO CAL provides a picturesque backdrop for your next commercial, still shoot, TV series or feature film.
The San Luis Obispo County Film Commission (Film SLO CAL) is a department of Visit SLO CAL and offers a variety of professional services to fit your production needs. At Film SLO CAL we provide location suggestions, assist with permitting information and will offer options for additional support services during your production. Film SLO CAL is your official liaison for filming in San Luis Obispo County.
SLO CAL is open for entertainment production as of Friday, June 12, and will be issuing permits for music, film and TV production abiding by State and County safety guidelines:
For the latest Music, Film and TV production guidance from the County, visit https://www.emergencyslo.org/en/guidanceforsafeoperations.aspx#30-Music-Film-and-TV-Production.
From the cliffs of Ireland to the Wild West and stretches of scenic roads in between, step outside the 30-mile zone and discover San Luis Obispo County! With an average of 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 country and ocean view roads, charming small beach towns, old Victorian homes, colorful seaside villages, lush agricultural fields and ranches, pristine coastal bluffs, rolling green hills, and lavish vineyards - all within a short drive.
San Luis Obispo County covers over 3,300 square miles and includes seven cities, several unincorporated towns, a number of State Parks and Beaches, portions of the Los Padres National Forest and the southern range of the Santa Lucia Mountains. Since each jurisdiction has its own permit and special requirements for filming, Film SLO CAL is here to help navigate you to obtaining the correct permits for a successful shoot. We also keep an up-to-date filming location library, which you can learn how to access by clicking here.
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Film SLO CAL can provide assistance in finding and securing lodging and dining options at any budget. We also know that the needs don’t stop with 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.
San Luis Obispo County is also home to a local crew base, many who have extensive experience working in Los Angeles and Hollywood. We invite you to visit our Production Resources page for more information and contact details for our local crew.
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