Filming in SC

All residents and visitors in South Carolina are strongly encouraged to take appropriate safety precautions to stop the spread of COVID-19, including:

• practicing social distancing,
• wearing a mask or face covering,
• staying six feet away from others, and
• staying home and isolating if you’re sick

Written Protocols Requirement

The Film Commission requires every production in South Carolina to provide a copy of written protocols that address plans for social distancing, capacity requirements, cleaning and sanitizing (equipment, props, workplaces, etc.), and health checks for employees. Email your written protocol plans to:

Tom Clark
Dan Rogers
Matthew Storm


The State of South Carolina recommends that organizers of large gatherings implement the following (previously mandatory) safety guidelines:

• Limit attendance of large gatherings to either 50% of the event space’s posted occupancy limit or fewer than 250 people.
• All employees, customers, patrons, suppliers, vendors, visitors or other people in attendance at a large gathering should wear a face covering.
• Organizers, operators, owners, or hosts of a large gathering shall take reasonable steps to incorporate, implement, comply with, and adhere to any relevant sanitation, “social distancing,” and hygiene guidelines established by the CDC, SCDHEC, or any other state or federal public health officials.

Businesses are also encouraged to protect their employees and the public by using virtual and telework operations as the primary option when available. In-person work at a business site is only to be performed on the most limited basis possible to deliver the services or goods of your business.


Visit accelerateSC for easy access to the latest information on South Carolina’s response to COVID-19.

SCDHEC offers this resource for Businesses & Employers to help them comply with the latest public health guidelines.

This White Paper from the International Association of Theatrical and Stage Employees (IATSE) offers best practices for productions.

This Return to Work Agreement with DGA, IATSE, SAG-AFTRA and Teamsters/Basic Crafts offers best practices for maintaining a safe and healthy working environment

Use this interactive map from our Emergency Management Division to learn which municipalities and/or counties have mask ordinances.


We appreciate the contribution the film industry makes to our state and our communities. Our industry-savvy film commission is dedicated to making the experience of your next production in South Carolina successful and hassle-free. Our extensive network of state and local officials will open doors for your producti
on in South Carolina. We invite you to experience our southern hospitality amid the rich landscape and excellent locations of South Carolina.


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Let us help you call South Carolina home for a while.

"To shoot a film is to organize an entire universe." -Ingmar Bergman

“When I was a kid, there was no collaboration, it’s you with a camera bossing your friends around. But as an adult, filmmaking is all about appreciating the talents of the people you surround yourself with and knowing you could never have made any of these films by yourself.” ~Steven Spielberg

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