Motion Pictures

A total of 252 projects were filmed or photographed in the Antelope Valley generating an estimated economic impact of $8 million.

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Accounting for 18% of the revenues were commercials such as “ESPN,” “Verizon,” “ American Express,” “Cars.Com,” “Samsung,” “Choice Hotels,” “IBM,” “MacDonald’s,” and “Victory Motorcycles.”

Powered by economic recovery, a surge of car commercials returned for the long stretches of road and beautiful weather which included “Cadillac,” “Mercedes,” “Ford,” “Toyota,” “Hyundai,” and “BMW.” Additional commercials featured “On Star,” “Progressive Insurance,” “Fosters Beer,” “Target,” “Optic 2000,” “Staples,” “Pepsi,” and “L’Oreal.”

Television production showed a slight increase over last year with the help of popular drama series such as “The Closer,” “Big Love,” “Medium,” “Melrose Place,” “Bones,” “The Event,” and “Entourage. Reality series included “1000 Ways To Die,” “Operation Repo,” “How Do I Look,” and “Hoarders.” TV Pilots included “Through New Eyes” and “Stuck With Hackett.”

The State’s film tax credit program attributed to an increase in feature film production. Taking advantage of the incentive program, “Faster” starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson spent two weeks filming in the high desert. Other features included “The Apparition,” “Somewhere,” and “The Book of Eli.”

On location filming contributes to the local economy generating substantial tax revenues for city and county governments, including sales tax, permit fees and transient occupancy taxes. The AVFO will continue to look at conventional and innovative ways to attract additional film and television production and the associated benefits in terms of jobs and economic growth.

The Antelope Valley Film Office supports a sophisticated website showcasing the Greater Antelope Valley filming locations. Users can be linked to a number of city pages, businesses, locations, and crew.

Services Provided:

  • Scouting/permit coordination
  • Specialized technical support
  • On-location problems solved efficiently around the clock

Contact the Antelope Valley Film Office at 661.723.6090 or 661.510.4231

  • 36% Still Photography
  • 16% Miscellaneous
  • 7% Music Videos
  • 18% Commercials
  • 9% Features
  • 14% Television