Frequently Asked Questions Sacramento2020-01-11T18:22:04+00:00

Frequently Asked Questions

Did you hear that the city of Stockton does not charge for permits?2020-01-11T18:16:28+00:00
Did you hear about a city-backed film office being created?2020-01-11T18:16:24+00:00
Did you hear about the new film office in Rancho Cordova?2020-01-11T18:16:20+00:00

They run as a traditional film office and a film production services company. Click here to visit their website. 

Are there flights from Stockton to Los Angeles?2020-01-11T18:31:21+00:00

Yes, flights from Stockton to Los Angeles are offered starting Summer 2019. Click here for more info.

I’m interested in learning more about our acting community in and around Sacramento. Where can I find more info about this?2020-01-11T18:16:35+00:00

Well, you’re in the right place! We have a small but strong film acting community. However, there’s a lot of opportunities to get your feet wet in this region. Of course, we’re no Los Angeles but we have plenty of opportunities to get started. Click here for a brief summary of the many acting opportunities in our region. 

Where can I rent film/video equipment?2020-01-11T18:16:48+00:00

There are a variety of rental companies in our area. Click here to find which one works for you.

Can you recommend a headshot photographer?2020-01-11T18:17:00+00:00

Due to the competitive nature of this business, we can’t recommend this at this time. However, we would like to stress that headshots are supremely important and valuable. We caution against paying for mediocre headshots. If you want the best opportunities to come your way, why not pay for legitimate headshots from a specialized headshot photographer? There are a lot photographers in our area. But headshots photographers are less common. Check their work thoroughly and find a headshot photographers that will capture your type and essence.

Here is a helpful article:

Headshots: Everything You Need to Know

Where can I find crew?2020-01-11T18:17:14+00:00

We hear there’s a new crew local directory being developed. We’ll definitely let you know when that comes out. The Reel Directory is this region’s most versatile crew directory in our region. Here is the Reel Directory link along with a few others to find crew:

Reel Directory
Production Hub

 

Where would I find locations for a film shoot?2020-01-11T18:17:24+00:00

We understand how difficult it may be to find a location to shoot your scene. Here are variety of resources to get you started.
Sacramento Film Commissioner
California Film Office Locations Finder
LocationsHub.com

What locations in Sacramento were used in the movie Ladybird?2020-01-11T18:31:29+00:00

There were a variety of scenes that were filmed in Sacramento. Here are some.
American Market & Deli (2331 N St.)
Club Raven (3246 J St.)
Fabulous 40s in East Sac
Gunther’s (2801 Franklin Blvd.)
Thrift Town (410 El Camino Ave.)

Where do I find crew jobs?2020-01-11T18:18:31+00:00

There are a variety of online crew job websites. Here are a few to keep in mind.
Mandy.com
ReelDirectory.com
ProductionHub.com
Backstage.com

Which websites are legitimate for finding auditions in this area?2020-01-11T18:18:37+00:00

There are a few casting websites to help you find auditions and casting calls. The largest and most legitimate website for this area is SFcasting.com. You pay a monthly fee in order to see castings once you sign up. Another more localized website is called SacCasting.com. This website allows you to view listings for free but you can only apply for castings after you sign up for a monthly subscription. There are a variety of other resources including facebook groups which you can view here.

Where can I find a list of SAG franchised talent agents?2020-01-11T18:18:50+00:00

Yes, you can find the list of franchised talent agents on the SAG-AFTRA website listed here. Input your locale and find the agents in the Sacramento or San Francisco area. Note that most agents in Northern California are in the San Francisco area.

Are there any film organizations in Sacramento?2020-01-11T18:19:00+00:00

Yes, there is a handful of film organizations that have regular meetings every month. Here is a list of direct links.
Capital Film Arts Alliance 
California Film Foundation
Northern California Film Coalition
Access Sacramento 

 

I’m an actor. Are there any film classes in the Greater Sac Area?2020-01-11T18:31:36+00:00

Yes, there are a variety of film classes and teachers. Click here to see our class directory for adults and youth.

Are there any film classes in the Sacramento area?2020-01-11T18:19:20+00:00

Click here to see the comprehensive list of classes in the Sacramento and the Bay Area.

Are there any film festivals in or near the Sacramento region?2020-01-11T18:19:31+00:00
Are there any casting directors in Sacramento?2020-01-11T18:31:43+00:00

Well, yes. There are quite a number of casting folks here in the region. But there is the wonderful Sally Forcier who has been involved in this region for many years and has help cast several feature films. Click here to see more info about Sally Forcier at Forcier Casting.

Are there any talent agencies in Sacramento?2020-01-11T18:20:03+00:00

Yes, there are two talent agencies in Sacramento.
Cast Images Agency
KIT International