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Filming in South Carolina

We appreciate the contribution the film industry makes to our state and our communities. Our industry-savvy film commission is dedicated to making the experience of your next production in South Carolina successful and hassle-free. Our extensive network of state and local officials will open doors for your production in South Carolina. We invite you to experience our southern hospitality amid the rich landscape and excellent locations of South Carolina. 


Perks of production in South Carolina:

  • Experienced crew and supplier bases 
  • Aggressive, time-tested incentives
  • Cooperative and welcoming communities 
  • Diverse film locations – from Southeast Asia to the Appalachian Mountains 
  • Few permits 
  • Mild climate that allows year-round shooting 
  • Let us help you call South Carolina home for a while

Register to Do Business 

In South Carolina you will find a pro-business environment ready to work for the film industry. In fact, we've designed a series of streamlined regulations administered through various state agencies to help get your production underway. 

If your business is a limited partnership, corporation, or limited liability company/limited liability partnership, you must register with the SC Secretary of State's Office; 803-734-2158. The Registration and/or Biennial Renewal Application can be found here

Find all of the information and forms related to filings for the Secretary of State and the SC Department of Revenue at the SC Business One Stop (https://www.scbos.sc.gov/ - link broken) (SCBOS) website.

Please click here to download an application for a certificate of authority to transact business in the state of SC. 


Go Green 

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) has launched the Green Production Guide, an interactive website which provides the production community with access to a database of environmentally-sensitive products and services from vendors and service providers nationwide. 

The web-based Green Production Guide offers film, television and new media producers with easy-to-access resources to help them operate more sustainable productions. 

The SC Film Commission encourages all green South Carolina vendors to register for this valuable resource. 


Contact The Film Commission

South Carolina Film Commission
1205 Pendleton Street, Room 225
Columbia, SC 29201


Call one of our representitives below:

Matt Storm

Matt Storm

Manages the Film Office, oversees auditing, payment, grants, training, economic development-marketing.

Tel: 803-737-1785
Dan Rogers

Dan Rogers

Manages locations, scouts, permitting, location database, websites, economic development-marketing.

Tel: 803-737-0496