Producer Insights

The communities have been very supportive and local authorities have been great to work with. We had police and fire departments helping us as well as business owners and community leaders.

Incentives & Permits

Tax Incentives

Accommodation stays of thirty (30) days or more may be exempt from the County Innkeeper's Tax.  

Permit Assistance

Film Indiana is here to serve as a liaison with property managers and owners, to assist with street closings and to help with anything else you made need along the way. The state does not require nor issue permits, however, many city and state-owned properties do and we can help you get in touch with the proper people. You'll find Indiana to be extremely low-hassle with many possibilities for low-cost film, television and commercial production.  See below for information on permitting for various locations across the state.

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City of Gary
Gary Office of Film & Television
Ben Clement
(219) 644-7234

City of Indianapolis (Right-of-Ways)
Department of Code Enforcement
(317) 327-8583

Indianapolis Right-of-Way Permit Application

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department 
(317) 327-6525

Indianapolis Parks
Indy Parks
Maureen Faul
(317) 327-7035

Indy Parks Commercial Video & Photo Shoot Agreement

State Museum and Historic Sites
Kara S. Vetter
(317) 232-8179 

State Parks, Fish & Wildlife Areas
Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
Ginger Murphy
(317) 232-4143

DNR Motion Picture - Audio - Commercial Photography Use Agreement Instructions for Production Companies and Photographers