Answers about Location-related filming in Nebraska, USA.Omaha and Lincoln are the largest CITIES in Nebraska. Omaha is the most production-active meaning many working crew live there and production supplies can be found there. Both are film friendly, process savvy, and chock full of amenities.

Fremont is becoming more busy and has a city incentive package (for movies).

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

PERMITS comparable to busy film cities in the USA are limited to non-existent here * but special permitting does exist—even on public property.

Location FEES for private property, homes, and businesses are comparable to medium-sized USA cities. Please use Location Agreements.

Fees on public property are nominal to free. You could spend more money renting street barricades or hooding meters (both costs) vs. government fees. You should notify any public space. NOTE: If you are on city property, you’ll need requisite INSURANCE minimums. Please have Insurance.

NOTE II: 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. 

Most LOCATION OWNERS are receptive to welcoming. Any stereotypes or negative points of reference toward shooting you might find in larger film cities are miles from here. In small towns or counties, filming parameters may be more lax. The smaller the town the larger the embrace of your project and 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 most…

  • 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.

Since the majority of the experienced 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. Mileage may apply. Although a work RADIUS has never been established, the majority of the NON-UNION crew have individual deal parameters.

Consult SAG for any presence here.

* Permits and entry fees for vehicles are required in State parks. In some city parks and on city and State property you should also have a permit.

Every project is different. Despite the information here being updated; things change. 

Thanks for shooting here. Be safe. Have fun.

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