Filming in MN

Whether you're looking for a location, planning a scout, crewing up for a commercial or shopping for incentives...

...the staff at Minnesota Film and TV has the resources and experience to help get it done.  We provide financial and logistical support for homegrown media, work to attract national and international productions, and provide guidance to local craftspeople and associated organizations.

On these pages you can find details about those nuts and bolts filmmaking details: permitting applications and offices, tax and insurance info, labor laws specific to Minnesota, and union office contacts. If you can't find it here, just give us a call!


Minnesota Film & Television calls on all production companies filming in the state to have a workplace harassment prevention policy in place to provide a work environment free from discrimination and harassment based on race, religion, national origin, color, sex, age, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other protected activity or class under state or federal law.

Follow this link to learn about your rights, and how to make a complaint, under Minnesota’s Human Rights Act. Employers can find resources and information at that link as well.



In 2017, women and men who have faced sexual harassment and assault began speaking out and demanding change. In the entertainment industry, this call for action has led to the formation of TIME’S UP, a national organization dedicated to ending sexual assault, harassment and inequality in the workplace. 

Powered by women, TIME’S UP addresses the systemic inequality and injustice in the workplace that have kept underrepresented groups from reaching their full potential. They partner with leading advocates for equality and safety to improve laws, employment agreements, and corporate policies; help change the face of corporate boardrooms and the C-suite; and enable more women and men to access our legal system to hold wrongdoers accountable.

Click here to learn more about TIME'S UP.