Film in Waco
The City of Waco is certified by the Texas Film Commission as a Film Friendly community.
The Waco Convention & Visitors Bureau is dedicated to helping grow the film industry in Waco.
- Assistance with information about permits for street closures
- Assistance with contacts for local services and vendors
- Assistance with hotel rooms for your crew
- Assistance with location scouting
Contact: Carla Pendergraft at (254) 750-5806, or Email Carla.
Film Industry Familiarization Tour
The Waco Film Commission will conduct a Film Industry Familiarization Tour during the Deep in the Heart film festival in March, 2019. Please click the link below for more info.
City of Waco Film Permit and Guidelines
New to filming in Waco? Please download the two documents below to get started!
City of Waco Film Permit Form (PDF, fillable)
Filming at Waco Mammoth National Monument – This attraction is part of the National Park Service. Commercial filming and photography requires a permit. The permit costs $100; allow about a week for the approval process. There is no location fee for smaller shoots of 1-2 people and limited equipment, but the permit fee of $100 still applies. Official information is at https://www.nps.gov/aboutus/news/commercial-film-and-photo-permits.htm.
Drone Usage – The use of unmanned aircraft systems, also known as drones, is subject to the Applicant being in compliance with current FAA regulations governing their use.
Interested in being listed on the Film Vendors list? Please note this listing is limited to McLennan County film vendors. Contact: Carla Pendergraft. Email Carla.
Film Locations Database
Submit your Property for inclusion in the new locations database! Simply Email Carla for details.
Waco Film Mailing List
Interested in the Waco film industry? Click the button below to sign up and receive occasional updates.