The Ridgecrest Regional Film Commission has helped bring productions of all shapes and sizes, including commercials, music videos, studio feature films, independent films, student films, television series, documentaries, and editorial shoots to California’s deserts. Ridgecrest’s unique terrain and landscape have allowed the area to stand in for other worlds and planets in productions such as Top Gun Maverick, Westworld, Star Wars, A Wrinkle in Time, and Jurassic Park. Many projects shot in the region have been represented with nominations at major award shows including the California On Location Awards, Golden Globes, Emmys, and the Screen Actors Guild Awards.SIZZLE REEL PERMITS
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“You’ve got to be organized and you’ve got to be flexible. You can’t get upset when there’s a change because there’s constant changes. And that's why working with a top-notch, professional film commission like Ridgecrest is worth more than gold.”
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New bonding requirements for filming.
Requirements for Proof of Insurance
2023 BLM Fee Schedule and related details.
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The Ridgecrest Regional Film Commission is available 24/7 Call Ridgecrest Regional Film Commissioner Kari Crutcher at 760-375-8202 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Once in Ridgecrest, just about a five-minute drive from town, you will be able to take advantage of wide-open spaces to shoot on location. With sprawling unobstructed desert and highway views, dry lakes, unique geological formations, canyons, mountains, tunnels, and mines, Ridgecrest’s filming locations can offer your production a wide variety of versatile backdrops not found anywhere else in California.Permitting
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The Ridgecrest Regional Film Commission works hand in hand with location scouts, production members, land management specialists, and local law enforcement to make sure everything on your shoot happens smoothly and safely. Ridgecrest is an easy drive, just over two hours from Los Angeles. The city offers shopping, hotels, and restaurants, while providing your shoot with locations that are remote and otherworldly. The Ridgecrest Regional Film Commission is a proud member of FLICS – Film Liaisons in California Statewide.