Faq's

Dauphin Island
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What services does the Alabama Film Office provide to the film industry?
The Alabama Film Office acts as a resource for both out-of-state filmmakers and our indigenous film production companies. We can serve as a clearinghouse with location information with our photographic files. Our location coordinator can assist with specific photos from our photographic database.

Does Alabama offer any incentives to filmmakers?
Yes click here or call the Alabama Film Office for more information 334.242.4195

Does Alabama have any sound stages?
Alabama has several sound stages that are available through Production Companies.
In addition, there are existing buildings across the state which may be used as sound stages. For further information please call the Alabama Film Office.

How can I get a copy of the Alabama Production Directory?
Alabama’s Production Directory is on the website.
Click here to search for Production Staff and Crew

How can I be listed in the Production Directory and or Website?
Click here to register on-line to be listed with the Alabama Film Office if you have any questions please Contact Brenda Hobbie at 334.242.4195

Permits/Legal Requirements
What are Alabama’s Child Labor laws?
Child Labor Laws
Child Labor Form
Child Labor Contact

Do I need a permit to film in Alabama?
Permits are not required for filming in Alabama, however the Alabama Film Office requires your production company to fill out our Film Production Registration form and send a copy of your certificate of insurance prior to filming, and we need to discuss child labor laws if you are using minors in the production. Some cities might require a business license and or filming permit.

Acting
How do I get in the movies?
Send a head shot and resume to casting directors and talent agencies.
Search for Casting/Assistant Casting
Search for Talent and Modeling Agencies

Locations/Scouting
What’s the weather like in Alabama?
Alabama has a very moderate climate that allows for a 365 day shooting schedule.
Average Temperatures and Rainfall

What types of locations does Alabama offer?
With 13 physiographic regions Alabama can offer filmmakers a wide variety of spectacular location possibilities which are in relative close proximity to one another. For more location inquires please call the Alabama Film Office.