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Filming FAQs

Do I need script approval from the University?
Yes. A film permit cannot be issued without script approval from the University. A script or storyboard must be submitted in advance for consideration.

What if I have a parking citation while filming there?
All parking citations received during filming will not be rescinded by the University. Please follow normal procedures to contest all parking citations. The instructions on how to contest are written on the back of the citation.

Can I bring my own caterer?
The production company is allowed to bring in its own caterer to most locations on campus.

I am making a low budget feature. Is there a discount?
While we agree that your film project is important, UCLA is non-profit and as such cannot discount any rates.

Can I film stock footage of the campus?
No. Stock footage of the campus is prohibited.

Can I film with a drone on campus?
Drone filming can be permitted on campus if you follow the drone procedures, submit the required documents, and the UCLA Drone Committee approves the drone activity.