July 15, 2020 | From City of New Orleans

Film New Orleans Releases COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidelines for Film Production

NEW ORLEANS — Today, the City of New Orleans is announcing the release of the Film New Orleans COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidelines that will guide studios, producers and film and television productions as they make decisions about returning to film in New Orleans. The Film Office believes the safety of our filmmakers, crew members, vendors, location owners and residents are our highest priority as we work toward welcoming film back to the city.


The city's guidelines are not exhaustive in scope, as the various film industry unions, guilds and studio guidelines may be more comprehensive and restrictive. Several of the industry's safety guidelines are adopted in the city's guidelines and it is recommended that productions adhere to them as well. To download a copy of the Guidelines, visit the Film New Orleans page on the Office of Cultural Economy website:


"We believe that these guidelines, along with the various industry guidelines, will ensure a path forward to safely welcome film production back to the city. Each person working on a film set must be accountable to do their part in maintaining a safe set as well as exercise social responsibility," said Carroll Morton, Director of Film New Orleans.


Film permits are currently being issued by the City, and the Film Office is requiring each production to submit its own safety plan that must be approved in order to receive a film permit. To apply for a film permit, visit

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