Question regarding permits and documentaries.

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by Jeepjerultra®, Sep 4, 2003.

  1. I'm currently developing a low budget documentary and need info on what
    permits I'm going to need for it. Can anyone direct me to an online
    resource that can inform me on filming regs and permit info regarding
    documentaries, preferably for multiple states and cities if possible (I'll
    take whatever I can get though)?

    Are there, generally, seperate regs for docs and non-docs? If so, are regs
    for docs usually looser? Are permits required for documenting public
    gatherings, protestations, etc? Do broadcast media and news/press
    affiliatons need permits? I understand regs will be different everywhere,
    but I'm looking for generalities to help point me in the direction I need to
    research. Plus, weighing the risk factor of permit/no-permit shooting.

    Thanks group,
    Jer Wilcoxen
    Jeepjerultra®, Sep 4, 2003
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  2. I'm currently developing a low budget documentary and need info on what
    Try stae or municipal film/TV commissions. Usually they are part of the
    Governor's office, an economic development office or a chamber of commerce.
    No. As long as you shoot on public property such as streets, you don't need
    permits in most locales. I am assuming you are talking about the USA? If you
    have the permission of a private property owner, then you don't need any
    permits either, though you may have to pay a location fee.

    If so, are regs
    No, no and no.

    I understand regs will be different everywhere,
    Contact me and I'll be glad to help you further, especially if you are shooting
    in the Atlanta metro area, Georgia, Texas or surrounding states.

    Porter Versfelt III
    Lighting Cameraman, Producer/Director, Writer
    Versfelt Communications Group, Inc.
    Atlanta, Georgia - USA
    678-469-6224 / / E-mail:
    (Ask about our new remote production truck!)
    Porter L. Versfelt III, Sep 4, 2003
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