Placer - Lake Tahoe Film Office

Help for those in the entertainment/media workforce!

For those who are self-employed or independent contractors and are out of work due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program will be available starting April 28.  PUA provides up to 39 weeks of unemployment benefits to individuals not eligible for regular unemployment compensation or extended benefits. This program, part of the federal $2 trillion economic relief package called the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The state’s Employment Development Department (EDD) administers this federal program in California. For all details please go to the EDD website.

The Placer-Lake Tahoe Film Office is open for business, with our staff working remotely, so please continue to contact us via email and phone. For information regarding COVID-19 related economic resources for employers, employees, and independent contractors please visit

The Placer-Lake Tahoe Film Office is here to expedite your production needs. Our county offers FREE film permits!  We provide scouting assistance, local contacts, Film Directory, Location Photo Library, Lodging resources, troubleshooting, and much more. Let us know what you need!

A Place for All Seasons!

We welcome all media productions to scout, film, and enjoy our spectacular locations year-round. Placer County is truly a place for all seasons: spring, summer, fall and winter and sometimes all four seasons in one weekend!  When you need diverse locations or a cross-section of America all within 90 minutes of each other, check out options that range from 90 feet in elevation to over 9000 feet! Lake Tahoe is just one part of our beautiful county. It is also noted for award-winning wineries, hi-tech architecture, ski resorts, estate homes, Mid-western looking rural flatland, ‘small-town America,’ forests, outdoor sports, rivers, and bridges (including California’s tallest).

It’s easier to pick a place in Placer County than to get a greenlight in Hollywood!

West shore Tahoe eateries on “100 Days, Drinks, Dishes, & Destinations”

Check out the Fat Cat Bar & Grill, Squaw Valley’s Terrace Bar, & Granite Bay Bistro as Emmy-award winning wine expert and host Leslie Sbrocco enjoys their farm to fork and frozen highlights. Bonus: she flavors her visits with a dash of colorful history and natural beauty that only Tahoe can serve up. The segment is the final one on the premiere episode which debuted Oct 29 on KQED TV in San Francisco. Watch it here:  100 Days, Drinks, Dishes, & Destinations