Film in Waco
The City of Waco was certified by the Texas Film Commission as a Film Friendly community on January 9, 2017.
The Waco Convention & Visitors Bureau is dedicated to helping grow the film industry in Waco.
- Assistance with information about permits for street closures
- Assistance with contacts for local services and vendors
- Assistance with hotel rooms for your crew
- Assistance with location scouting
Contact: Carla Pendergraft at (254) 750-5806, or Email Carla.
City of Waco Film Permit and Guidelines
New to filming in Waco? Please download the two documents below to get started!
City of Waco Film Permit Form (PDF, fillable)
Filming at Waco Mammoth National Monument
The Mammoth Dig Shelter is part of the National Park Service. Commercial filming and photography require a permit. The permit costs $100, and other fees may apply, depending on your needs. Allow about 4 weeks for the permit approval process. There is no permit or location fee for smaller shoots of 1-2 people taking the regular tour and using camera phones. Official information is at https://www.nps.gov/aboutus/news/commercial-film-and-photo-permits.htm. High-resolution still photography of the dig shelter is available; live shots near the visitor center may not require a permit since it is not federally owned.
Drone Usage – The use of unmanned aircraft systems, also known as drones, is subject to the Applicant being in compliance with current FAA regulations governing their use.
Film Brochure (Updated 8/2021)
Interested in being listed on the Film Vendors list? Click here to submit your business information. Please note this listing is limited to McLennan County film vendors.
Film Locations Database
Waco Film Festivals
Want your film festival included here? Click here to submit your festival information.
Other Services for Film Production
Other services the Waco Film Commission can provide include the following:
- Publicizing your casting calls
- Assisting with publicizing the need for picture cars, trucks, etc.
- Location ideas
Info for Filmmakers
Waco Film Mailing List
Interested in the Waco film industry? Click the button below to sign up and receive occasional updates.