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About the Placer Lake Tahoe Film Office

Welcome!

Placer County is located in Northern California, just a quick one-hour flight from Los Angeles. Placer County extends from the North Shore of Lake Tahoe, westward across the Sierra Nevada, through the Mother Lode/Gold Rush region, and into the Central Valley to the doorstep of Sacramento, the State's capital. Interstate 80, which crosses the Sierra and runs through the heart of our county, links two major airports and provides convenient access to any part of the county. That short one-hour flight puts you in the Sacramento International Airport, near the west end of the county, or the Reno/Lake Tahoe airport, near the east end. Three smaller airports within the county - at Auburn, Lincoln, and Truckee - give you further convenient access.

Historic Placer County Court House In Auburn, California
Historic Placer County Court House In Auburn, California

Our diversity of terrain makes Placer County an ideal choice for location shooting. In southwestern Placer County, filmmakers can find pastoral farms, rice paddies, high tech industries, and communities old and new. Through the heart of the Mother Lode, there are gold mines and historic gold mining towns. Situated on the western and eastern slopes of the Sierra are picturesque ski resorts, the Foresthill Bridge standing at 730 feet in .
height, and the jewel of the Sierra, beautiful Lake Tahoe
The variety of scenic locations we offer in Placer County exists within the 90-minute drive along the Interstate 80 corridor between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe

 

....It's easier to pick a place in Placer than to get a green light in Hollywood.

 

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