Ridgecrest

Regional Film Commission SIZZLE REEL ABOUT US PERMITS

About the FILM COMMISSION

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The world's top creatives Choose Ridgecrest for its unique topography and other-wordly vibe.

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 Planet of the Apes, 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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Scout Quote

“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.”
Location Manager, Top Gun 2

Film Permits

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This download includes permit application, BLM application and other related requirements.

Film Bonding Requirements

Ridgecrest Film Commission

New bonding requirements for 2019-20 filming.

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Proof of Insurance

Ridgecrest Film Commission

Requirements for Proof of Insurance

BLM Permit Fees

Bureau of Land Management

2019 BLM Fee Schedule and related details.

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The Ridgecrest Regional Film Commission is available 24/7 Call us at 760-375-8202 or email us at enalagan@filmridgecrest.com

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Videos of Note

  • Making of Sledgehammer by Rihanna

    • Filmed at Trona Pinnacles
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    Marvel's Agents of SHIELD

    • Filmed at Trona Pinnacles
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Next-level ideas need next-level unique and accessible scenery

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

Our partners

California Film Commission
Film Liaisons in California Statewide (FLICS)
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Ridgecrest Regional Film Commission

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.

  • Office: Ridgecrest Regional Film Commission
  • Address: 643 North China Lake Boulevard, Ridgecrest, CA 93555
  • Phone: Toll-Free +1 (800) 847-4830
  • Phone: +1 (760) 375-8202
  • E-mail: enalagan@filmridgecrest.com
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