Hundreds of filming locations – from a California mission to pristine beaches to grand vistas to desert islands, and proximity to the Los Angeles entertainment industry, has made Ventura County a popular filming location since Rudolph Valentino galloped across the sands of Oxnard beach in The Sheik back in 1921.
The remake of Gulliver’s Travels, Little Miss Sunshine, Erin Brockovich and Diners, Drive Ins & Dives contributed to our reputation as a desirable filming destination. More recently, projects for NCIS, House Hunters International, American Dream Builders, Operation Repo, and 48 Hours, have only further contributed to our reputation as a great destination for feature films, TV series, TV movies, commercials, music videos, still photography, and web productions.
Each city in the county is unique and offers diverse locations suitable for filming. Please contact each city below for information & permits specific to that city. And feel free to browse our gallery to get a glimpse of what is available here!
- Art Studios and museums
- Beaches, harbors and waterfront locations
- Farm and ranch properties
- Historic homes and buildings
- Parks and golf courses
- Downtown (Main Street) settings
- And many more!
Film Liaison and Location Assistance:
Ventura County Film Commission