Join us in celebrating 50 years of service to El Paso! (read more) Since 1974, our passion for film and the El Paso community has encouraged us to provide quality service and assistance to local and outside funded film productions. We pride ourselves on our long-standing and knowledgeable staff, experienced local crew, and film-friendly community. El Paso offers gorgeous, natural scenery. From beautiful desert landscapes, to majestic mountain ranges or wide-open spaces; the versatility of the city’s natural attributes coupled with our unique border-culture, truly sets El Paso apart and provides a place and experience like no other. We would love to assist you in finding the perfect location for your project and helping you feel like you’re at home while you’re here.


We offer Location, Liaison and Pre-production services to funded commercial film and TV projects. Read more about our Services. We do not provide funding for projects. Check the MCAD funding opportunity page to see if you may qualify for artist support.


Our office now is the official Music Office for the City of El Paso, and El Paso is a Texas-certified Music Friendly Community.

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A Film Permit is required to film on or in city property along with a Certificate of Insurance naming the City of El Paso as additionally insured. Need help filling out a film permit app? Check out our video explainer.


Use our new Creative Industry Database to find crew and resources for your next project.


The Texas Moving Image Industry Program offers qualifying feature films, television programs, commercials, and video games, and the opportunity to receive payment of 5-20% of eligible Texas spending upon completion of a review of their Texas expenditures. El Paso also qualifies for the additional 2.5% “underutilized” bonus! Both live-action, and animated projects are eligible. This incentive program is in addition to the Texas sales tax exemptions. Texas Film Commission


Need to book a band? Use our Music Industry Directory.


Drew Mayer-Oakes, Film & Creative Industries Commissioner
915-534-0698 office, 915-892-2783 mobile
For filming inquires: film @ destinationelpaso.com


The Film & Creative Industries Commission is proud of its long list of filmography, and prides itself on its experienced and talented local crew. Our film friendly city is home to gorgeous natural backdrops, wide-open spaces, and the ability to offer a Mexico, Middle East or Morocco look. Let us know what time we can pick you up at the Airport!

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