The Four Corners Film Office is here to provide a single point of contact for production companies interested in the region as a location for their film, television or media project. We are also here to provide a single point of contact for locals with experience and/or interest in working in production.
Locals can become involved with visiting productions in several ways:
Visiting production companies usually need to hire some of their crew locally to keep travel and lodging costs down. Our goal is to have information on hand about all of the crew professionals in the region so we can inform locals of work opportunities and win projects by being able to meet a production company’s needs. Please contact us if you have experience working in production, or a strong interest in gaining that experience.
Production companies are often looking to cast local actors for their project. These can be anything from significant roles to unpaid crowd extras who are just enjoying being part of a production. If you have previous acting, performing or modeling experience, or are interested in being an extra when the need arises, please forward your resume and head shot to us so we can refer you to visiting productions.
Visiting production teams come in ALL sizes, from 3 to 300. Like tourists, visiting production crews need quality food, lodging, and transportation, but unlike tourists, these needs must be met with minimal disruption to the crew’s intense, 12 to 16 hour work days. On-site catering is common. Rental vehicles and equipment may be required, including trucks, vans, Off-Highway Vehicles (OHV’s), lifts, generators and specialized production equipment. Productions may be looking for horses or other animals, and wranglers or other professionals who work with them.
If you are interested in offering support services to visiting productions—especially with a film-friendly discount available through the Four Corners Film Office—please contact us. We maintain a list of these services and the discounts we can offer on them for production companies. Despite perceptions of a free-spending film industry, the reality is that production budgets have tightened dramatically—along with everyone else’s—and a discount may help get the production to our area instead of another, or to your place of business instead of a competitor. Production is more budget focused now than at any time in history, and a community that shows its understanding of this fact is more likely to win projects.
Visiting production companies sometimes require private ranches, large estates, or unique houses. If you or someone you know has such a property, and would be willing to discuss filming there on a case-by-case basis, let us know. A collection of film-friendly private properties can be a significant advantage when trying to attract a production. Location fees are not what they used to be, but in some cases can still be significant. Property owners are responsible for negotiating any location fees, if applicable, but the Four Corners Film Office can help connect production companies with you and your property to see if it meets their needs.
The Four Corners Film Office is funded by partners including local municipal and county governments, tourism entities, private businesses and grants. We operate with minimal overhead and with a single paid employee working half-time. We have proven that the Film Office’s economic impact from attracting production far exceeds the cost of our funding. The partner support of individuals, businesses, communities and government entities is critical to our continued efforts. Please spread the word among your friends and colleagues, and if you’re interested in finding out more about becoming a funding partner please contact Marc Snider, Four Corners Film Office Advisory Board Chair.
The Four Corners Film Office has been approved as a Colorado Enterprise Zone Contribution Project through its partnership with the Region 9 Economic Development District. This designation allows you to receive a 25% state tax credit on your cash or appropriate in-kind donation to the Film Office. The Film Office sets its eligible donation at $100 and will provide you with a certification form to include in your state tax returns. Please make checks out to Region 9, with “Film Office” listed in the memo. For more information on this tax benefit, please contact Laura Lewis Marchino, Region 9 Economic Development District and Four Corners Film Office Advisory Board.