The Missouri Film Office was created in 1983 to attract film, television, video and cable productions to Missouri and to promote the growth of the film and video production industry within Missouri. The Film Office is devoted to saving filmmakers time, effort and money in arranging a shoot. The Film Office is backed by a strong and eager network of local contacts to help meet your daily production needs. The Missouri Film Office provides the following services:

Initial Scouting

We keep current a state-wide locations database conveniently located online for 24 hour access, and we can research and document any type of location background and supply photographs or videotape shot to your specifications. We will accompany you to the suggested locations and arrange for any necessary clearances.


We provide detailed information on state and local film regulations, weather, production services, crew, talent, facilities, equipment and various support services such as hotels, caterers, transportation, etc. Our crew and company database is online for your use anytime.


We work closely with the various federal, state and local officials, as well as institutions, private businesses and individuals to ensure your shoot is hassle-free.

From downtown to downstream to down home, Missouri can provide almost any backdrop you need.

St. Louis and the Gateway Arch loom over the Mississippi River. Kansas City’s Country Club plaza is 14 blocks of century-old Spanish architecture. Cotton fields spread across the Bootheel delta. Crystal-clear rivers carve their way through Mark Twain National Forest and the Ozark Mountains.

Go on-location underground in more than 7,000 natural caves. Towns of all sizes and eras dot the landscape: Hermann, the German riverfront town; St. Joseph, where the Pony Express started; Marceline, Walt Disney’s boyhood home and model for Mainstreet, USA; Branson, in the heart of the Ozarks; Hannibal, Mark Twain’s boyhood home on the Mississippi. Towns with great names and great looks: Fair Play, Peculiar, Humansville, Shell Knob, Cape Girardeau.

Stretching from the upper Midwest to the deep South, Missouri lets you know that in the heart of America, you’ll find every part of America.

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