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Arizona IsAmerica's Backlot

Welcome to Arizona America's backlot 

With over 300 days of sunshine, no permit application fees for use of state roads and state parks, pre-negotiated discounts from hotels, rental vehicles, restaurants, and more - plus cash rebates from equipment vendors, Arizona is the right choice for your next production. 

Few states offer Arizona’s endless variety of outdoor scenic vistas, all within a few hours’ drive. Recent agreements with the State of Sonora, Mexico, and the Navajo Nation have increased Arizona’s already impressive location offerings.

Lower production costs, streamlined permitting processes, experienced crews, and talent: everything your production needs is right here. 

Come discover why Arizona is America's Backlot!


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More than 5,000 films and TV shows have been filmed in part or in whole in Arizona since 1913 with the production of "Arizona". We invite you to film your next production in the beautiful Grand Canyon State of Arizona - America's Backlot! To view more trailers and recent projects visit our Filmed in Arizona webpage.

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A Revolutionary Approach to Film Incentives

Reel Savings is a private sector program that supports Arizona's film and digital media industry. Participating vendors, like hoteliers, rental car operators, and restaurants, provide special discounts to productions registered with the Arizona Film & Digital Media Program. Discounts provide immediate savings to your production with no delays or paperwork. For more details or to register, click here.