City’s Film Office Enjoys Successful Year with Millions in Economic Benefit to Community

Scene from NCIS shot in Santa Clarita.

The Santa Clarita Valley Film Office recorded 909 film days and 372 permits issued for the last fiscal year (July 2011 – June 2012), representing a 4% increase in film days and an 8% increase in film permits compared to the City’s previous record year in Fiscal Year 2010-11. 

The economic impact of local filming increased 13 percent to $21,141,500 from 2011 when the estimated economic impact was $18,777,500. 

To date, the City’s Film Incentive Program has supported locally based productions by refunding more than $185,000 in permit fees since the program’s inception in 2009.  The program has contributed to an estimated $25.29 million in economic impact to the community through jobs and business sales.


The City of Santa Clarita provides diverse landscape, abundant settings, and film friendly businesses and residential neighborhoods, attracting productions to the City and making it one of the most filmed areas in California.  Many productions continue to make the City of Santa Clarita their home including “NCIS,” “Switched at Birth,” “The Wedding Band,” “Jane by Design,” “Franklin and Bash,” and “Justified.”  

Click to go to the Film Office website.

Click here to check out a brief article from the L.A. Times about filming in Santa Clarita.

For more information about the Santa Clarita Film Office and the Film Incentive Program, please visit or contact the Film Office at (661) 284- 1425. 

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