Need access to a 3,000-acre historical backlot that features a farm, wharf, sailing ship, river, and more? Virginia’s got that. Need to shoot a river scene, but also want to control said river? Go to West Virginia’s Gauley River in November. Looking for railroads for a period piece? Essex Valley Railroad and the Railroad Museum of North America, both in Connecticut, may be your ticket.
We’ve asked all the commissions about their financial perks, tax credits, locations, studios, soundstages, and labor unions, so you don’t have to dig around their websites searching for the information.
Indiewire got in touch with the representatives of the state film commissions and has compiled a list of each of their resources, including photos of some of their best locations. Looking to film in Rhode Island? Interested in the cash rebates in Mississippi? Searching for that perfect barn to fit your script? Our state film commission guide is a great start! Check out the individual state profiles below.
Note: Not all states chose to participate, and some states, like Arizona and Iowa, don’t have government offices to deal with film productions.
Full List (click the state to view individual profile):
Arizona has no state film commission anymore, but here’s info for the Tucson Film Office