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Lake Tahoe Film Office

A Place For All Seasons!

Filming in beautiful Placer County is a breeze. We offer FREE film permits and a wide range of resources to assist productions. We welcome all media productions to scout, film and enjoy our spectacular locations year-round. Please see the many links on our home page to get started.

The Placer-Lake Tahoe Film Office provides location photos, scouting and permit assistance, lodging, crew and support services, a production directory, and local contacts to expedite your filming needs. Placer County is truly a place for all seasons - spring, summer, fall and winter, sometimes all in one weekend, with incredible terrain that ranges from 90’ to over 9,000’ in elevation.

Here’s what you can find in less time than it takes to drive from Malibu to Hollywood

Latest News

Volkswagen Commercials on Golden Globes Awards

VW Commercial on dirt road

VW Commerical Foresthill Dirt Road

Locations in these commercials were shot near the Middle Fork of the American River outside of Foresthill, California and on the shore of the South Fork of the Yuba River near Rainbow Lodge.

Train Shakes Up Christmas in North Tahoe! 
Lead singer Patrick Monahan and his team filmed their holiday favorite “Shake Up Christmas” in the Tahoe City-Tahoma area of Placer County in mid-November. Many local businesses and residents opened their doors, took their boats out of winter storage, and were featured in this engaging music video. Thanks Train and Happy Holidays!

 Apply for the new California Film & TV Tax Credit Program 2.0!

Beverly Lewis, Director

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