Santa Clarita, The New Hollywood!

Is Santa Clarita The New Hollywood?
Santa Clarita had a robust year of location filming in Fiscal Year 2016-2017 (July 2016-June 2017) with the Film Office recording 545 film permits and 1,265 location film days, which generated an estimated economic impact of $30.1 million to the local community. 

Filming Remains Robust in Santa Clarita


The city, which is used by a large number of film companies for a shooting location, had 1,265 days of filming across the 545 shoots that were given permits.

The shows range from Comedy Central’s “Drunk History,” a show touring different American cities for a drunken retelling of the nation’s past, to HBO’s “Sharp Objects,” a series about a journalist investigating the murders of two young girls.

This is the fourth fiscal year in a row the film office has recorded similar impacts from filming.

“Being a film-friendly city is a priority for the city council as filming is such a great contributor to our local economy and provides many quality jobs for our residents,” said Mayor Cameron Smyth. “Film and television production has deep roots in the Santa Clarita Valley.”

City officials credit their incentive program and movie ranch overlay zone for bringing so many productions to Santa Clarita, along with the California Film and Television Tax Credit program to keep production in the state.

Additionally, Santa Clarita is within the film industry’s well-known 30-Mile Zone and offers thousands of film-friendly locations that can double for almost anywhere in the world. The valley has more than 20 sound stages, more than 10 movie ranches, a one-stop shop film office, and some of the lowest film permitting fees in the Los Angeles area.

For more information about filming in Santa Clarita, click here, or contact the Film Office at (661) 284-1425. For an insider’s view to filming in Santa Clarita, follow the Santa Clarita film office on Instagram (@FilmSantaClarita).

Ed. Note: This above information was provided to KHTS by the city of Santa Clarita.