The Office of Motion Picture & Television Development is a one-stop-shop for all of your needs – whether you are producing a major motion picture or television production, filming a documentary, or shooting a commercial or public service announcement. From initial scout to location wrap, we will work with you to understand your goals and provide the support you need to accomplish your vision. Our knowledgeable and experienced staff is here to help you with research and location scouting, permitting, parking and interagency coordination. We are also equipped to manage community relations, special event planning and promotions, and assist you with hotel, restaurant and transportation arrangements.
We encourage you to call us first! We can help identify the perfect location, refer local vendors and crew, and coordinate all of your permitting, parking, and city services.
Some of the most often requested contacts include:
The National Mall and Memorial Parks
National Park Service
National Capital Region
900 Ohio Drive, SW
Washington, DC 20242
Phone: (202) 245-4715
National Mall and Monument Park permits
United States Capitol
Commercial filming is restricted at the US Capitol. The Capitol Police control the Capitol grounds, congressional office buildings, Library of Congress buildings, US Supreme Court, and the surrounding streets and sidewalks. Please call the US Capitol Police at (202) 224-8891 for additional information about filming at the Capitol, or call us for alternate locations within the city's jurisdiction that offer spectacular views of the Capitol building.
Filming is allowed at most Metro stations. Please visit the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) website for additional information about filming at Metro locations.
The Smithsonian Institute operates many of the city's museums and the National Zoo. To learn more about filming at the Smithsonian, visit the Smithsonian Institution Press Room website.
DC Film Alliance
The DC Film Alliance (DCFA) serves and strengthens the media arts in the greater Washington DC region by bringing together filmmakers and the public to participate in diverse film, video, television and multimedia events.
Phone: (202) 393-4266
Women in Film and Video of Washington, DC
Women in Film and Video (WIFV) of Washington, DC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the professional development and achievement for women working in all areas of film, television, video, multimedia and related disciplines.
Phone: (202) 429-9438
Television, Internet and Video Association of DC (TIVA-DC), a local not-for-profit (501(c)(3)) organization was formed to serve the needs of the growing Washington/Baltimore media production community. The mission of TIVA-DC is to connect the media production community to jobs, resources and educational opportunities in the National Capital region.
Mid-Atlantic Studio Mechanics Local 487, I.A.T.S.E.
1414 Key Highway, Suite 201
Baltimore, MD 21230
Info line: (800) 394-4811
Office: (410) 685-4141
Fax: (410) 685-3939
Teamsters Local 639
Professional drivers and helpers with area knowledge. Negotiable terms and conditions.
Arden “Art” D’Amico
Business Representative, Film and Television Industry
3100 Ames Place, NE
Washington, DC 20018
Office: (202) 636-8170 extension 104
Cell: (202) 365-3847
Fax: (202) 529-9382