Filming In South Carolina

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Transportation

South Carolina's central U.S. East Coast location, advanced communications network and integrated transportation system of highways, airports, seaports and railways ensures that whatever your production needs, there is a way to easily obtain it.  Click any of the links above to discover how easy it is to get around the Palmetto State.

 

Airports

Any location in South Carolina is within an hour and some change of a commercial airport. We can offer your production one of five primary airports located in Columbia, Charleston, Florence, Greenville-Spartanburg and Myrtle Beach. In addition to the commercial options, there are nearly 70 general aviation and public use airports also available for private air service.

 

The SC Aeoraunatics Commission provides a list of both commercial and private airports: https://scaeronautics.sc.gov/EnplanementsNew.asp


Highway System

South Carolina is crisscrossed by five interstate highways: I-85, I-26, I-77, I-95 and I-20. Offering excellent east-west and north-south access, these interstates are enhanced by another 41,000 miles of state-maintained highways, the fifth largest amount in the nation.

Looking for a particular street in the state?  Try the SCDOT Street Finder.  Use the county drop down menu on the upper left of the page, type in the name of the street, and you'll be there.

If you want to get live feeds from traffic cameras around the state, go here.

Need to get in touch with a Hwy. Dept. representative about closing a road or coordinating ITC within their jurisdiction?  Go here to locate the county and District Engineer to discuss your plans. You may also need to use their online Encroachment Permit system.

For a map of our counties go here.

 

DRIVING DISTANCE IN MILES MAP

 

The crew of the Cinemax series "Banshee" discusses shooting on a closed 16-mile stretch of roadway known as the Southern Connector with local officials for the opening of the show's second season. 


Railroad (Public & Private Lines)

South Carolina offers two Class I railroads and seven independent lines, located in every corner of the state, covering almost 2,300 miles of rail.  Many of our private lines are easily accessible and provide various unique and picturesque backdrops for your project. 

Contact us to receive a custom location package showcasing these opportunities. 

 

 


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