Frequently Asked Questions

The Savannah Regional Film Commission is an AFCI certified Film Commission promoting the Savannah region as a premiere filming destination for productions. The main goal of the commission is to bring motion picture, television, and commercial productions to the area to hire local crew and support local businesses. Since the office works under the umbrella of the Savannah Economic Development Authority (SEDA) we also help productions navigate local and state run incentive programs. In addition, the Savannah Regional Film Commission functions as a liaison between productions, local municipalities, and the community.

If you have worked on at least ONE paid, professional feature film, television show or series, news program, or commercial you can register and list your resume on the SRFC Crew database. We also list crew calls on the News section of our website as productions allow. Make sure to follow us on our Facebook page for crew calls and other production information.

For those who do not have a professional credit, or have worked on student productions only, we suggest you start entry-level and apply as a production assistant.

The Savannah Region has several colleges and universities with film and media programs:

The Savannah Regional Film Commission also offers several free training opportunities throughout the year such as our Production Assistant Training Course. For more information please check our News section for current classes.

The Savannah Regional Film Commission does not function as a casting agency, and does not list or promote any actors, extras, or background artists. We do however, list casting calls on our News section and on our Facebook page. We suggest reaching out to casting agents in our region for representation.

While the Savannah Regional Film Commission does not issue permits, we do enforce them for each municipality and county within our jurisdiction. Each municipality has its own permitting application and guidelines for filming. You can familiarize yourself with these guidelines by visiting our Permits and Guidelines page found under the Permits tab. Permitting fees may apply.

The Savannah Regional Film Commission does not manage any properties. Our locations database showcases the varying looks our region offers to productions who are considering filming in the Savannah area. Most locations listed are private properties and some may choose not to list their information publicly. If the owner gives permission, we can provide contact information to inquiring productions.

The Savannah Region is known for it’s spectacular locations! From perfectly preserved historic homes to abandoned properties, productions need every type of look. We use Reel-Scout, a digital film library, to host listings of our area’s film-friendly locations. You can register your location on our website under the locations tab: Locations Database.

We then use the listings to encourage productions to film in our area based on the looks we think work best for their production.