Welcome to Arizona
The Right Choice, Right Next Door
With over 300 days of sunshine, free use of state roads and state parks, pre-negotiated discounts from hotels, rental vehicles, restaurants, and more - plus cash rebates from equipment vendors, Arizona is the right choice for your next production.
Few states offer Arizona’s endless variety of outdoor scenic vistas, all within a few hours’ drive, along with production services and post-production facilities rivaling the best in the nation.
Lower production costs, streamlined permitting processes, experienced crews and talent: everything your production needs is right here and right next door.
Come discover why Arizona is America’s Backlot.
Filmed in ARIZONAMore than 5,000 films and TV shows have filmed in Arizona since 1913 with the production of "Arizona". We invite you to film your next production in the beautiful Grand Canyon State of Arizona - America's Backlot!
Arizona Office of Film & Digital Media
ADOT Director, John Halikowski:
As a strong partner in supporting commercial film productions across the state, the Arizona Department of Transportation is pleased to offer no-fee film permits for any state-controlled highway, bridge or highway right of way.
DPS Director, Frank Milstead:
Arizona Department of Public Safety troopers are located all across Arizona in some of the most remote and scenic areas of the state. The presence of state troopers will help ensure the safety of those involved with film production and the motoring public.
APT Executive Director, Sue Black:
Arizona State Parks and Trails would like to express our support of commercial film production across Arizona. To ease access to our state parks, we are pleased to extend no-fee film permits for any property within the state parks system.