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.

Services include:

  • 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.

wacoheartoftexas.com/film/film-industry-familiarization-tour

City of Waco Film Permit and Guidelines

New to filming in Waco? Please download the two documents below to get started!

City of Waco Filming Guidelines (PDF)

City of Waco Film Permit Form (PDF, fillable)


Filming at Waco Mammoth National Monument

The Mammoth Dig Shelter is part of the National Park Service.  Commercial filming and photography requires a permit.  The permit costs $100, and other fees may apply, depending on your needs. Allow about 4 weeks for the permit approval process. CONTACT: Antoine Fletcher, antoine_fletcher@nps.gov. There is no permit or location fee for smaller shoots of 1-2 people taking the regular tour and using camera phones. Official information is at https://www.nps.gov/aboutus/news/commercial-film-and-photo-permits.htm. High-resolution still photography of the dig shelter is available; live shots near the visitor center may not require a permit since it is not federally owned.


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.

Film Vendors

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.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW MCLENNAN COUNTY FILM VENDORS

Film Locations Database

Submit your Property for inclusion in the new locations database! Simply Email Carla for details.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FILM LOCATIONS DATABASE

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