Producers

Here are answers about Location-related filming in Nebraska, USA.Silouette camera rig DownsizingIMG_6085Omaha and Lincoln are the big CITIES in Nebraska. Both are film friendly, process savvy, and chock full of amenities.

The commercial airports are in Omaha and Lincoln, with Omaha being used most often and having better rates on AIRFARES. There are regional airports, and plenty of municipal and private air strips throughout the State.

PERMITS comparable to active filming cities, are limited to non-existent* – however, some special permitting does exist—even on public property.

Location FEES for private property, homes, and businesses are comparable to medium-sized cities which are experienced with filming. Deals can be had.

Please use Location Agreements.

If you are on city property, you should be carrying the requisite INSURANCE minimums. Fees on public property are nominal to free. You could end up spending more money renting street barricades or bagging meters (both costs) versus any actual government fee.

NOTE: If your project is large-scale and/or if you will block streets or sidewalks – the City of Omaha has a LOCATION AGREEMENT. Lincoln too. Contact the City Attorney’s office for the latest version. 

Some LOCATION OWNERS have become privy to the process and the majority of the time, they are very receptive.  It’s good.  In contrast, any ignorant attitudes or negative points of reference toward shooting that you might find in larger film cities are miles from here.

In small towns or counties, filming parameters may be similar but slightly more lax.  The smaller the town the larger the embrace of your project and most likely, less paperwork. The small towns are typically very friendly and flexible.

Please be RESPECTFUL.

City Police and County Sheriff support are very good throughout the State. Omaha Police are fantastic and understand the process more than you’d think.

  • If you are altering traffic or working with mock firearms or doing stunts; CALL THEM.
  • If you are not interfering with traffic or not filming on streets – but will be visible to passers-by, CALL THEM as a professional courtesy. They will be grateful to know answers to the phone calls they’ll get from neighbors and passers-by.

There is a UNION presence if your job is signatory. IATSE Local 42 & Teamsters Local 554 can help.

The majority of the experienced working CREW is based in Omaha. Keep in mind the possibility of putting up locals IF you plan to shoot away from one of the large cities. Although a work RADIUS has never been established, know that the majority of the NON-UNION crew have individual deal parameters.

* Permits and entry fees are required to shoot in all State parks. In some city parks, and on select city and State property – you should also have a permit.

This site is constantly being updating with the most current data.  Email  Jamie for fast answers at NebraskaLocation@gmail.com

Thanks for shooting here.  Be safe. Have fun.

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