Filming in Hollywood
The Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward Office of Film & Entertainment processes all film permit applications. It liaises with City of Hollywood departments to facilitate production needs, ensure compliance with City regulations, and provide important information to help keep film projects on schedule and on budget. The Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward Office of Film & Entertainment also provides guidelines, details, restrictions and recommendations for film permits. Submitted film permit applications will then be reviewed and either approved or declined by the City of Hollywood Office of Communications, Marketing and Economic Development.
Visit the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward Office of Film & Entertainment website for more information on how to apply for a film permit.
Depending on the size, scope and location of the proposed production, the City may require applicants to pay fees consisting of:
- City Park Usage Fees
- Generator / Fire Inspection Fees
- Parking Fees
- Police Detail Permit and Service Fees
Certificate of Insurance including the following:
- A policy which provides at least $1 million of Comprehensive General Liability
- Certificate holder should be named as follows: City of Hollywood, 2600 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, FL 33020
- Name of the insurance company
- Name of the insured production company
- Policy number and dates of coverage
Completed film permit application including the following:
- Approximate budget
- Dates and times of filming/production
- Description of scenes
- Parking requirements (number and types of vehicles)
- Size of cast and crew
- Requested location for production
The basic requirements needed to secure a film permit in the City of Hollywood are listed above. Based on the complexity/nature of the proposed production, additional requirements may apply:
- Location maps may be requested depending on the project.
- If the location is in a residential area or impacts nearby businesses, you will be required to distribute a notification letter to all affected by the shoot as far in advance as possible.
- Large scale productions, such as feature films, may require a coordination meeting between a production representative and various City Departments prior to a film permit being issued.
A Certificate of Insurance and complete film permit application (signed by an authorized representative of your company) should be submitted to the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward Office of Film and Entertainment a minimum of five working days before the scheduled shoot. When all of the City's requirements for a film permit are met and any associated fees paid, the permit may be approved by the City and issued through the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward Office of Film and Entertainment.