We are delighted that you would like to film in the City of Providence. The Department of Art, Culture + Tourism coordinates with a collective of City Department representatives, along with production companies, to facilitate the logistics of filming in Providence.
What You Need To Film In Providence:
Welcome and thank you in advance for taking the time to ensure our community is kept safe by paying close attention to our current COVID protocols. The City of Providence requires full compliance and will want copies of the completed COVID documents required by the State of Rhode Island.
Please be aware that your final film registration can take up to 10 business days or longer depending on the logistics and needs of your shoot.
THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE YOU SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION
- We are currently amid a global pandemic and a state of emergency.
- The City of Providence reserves the right to make changes to any submitted and approved plan at any time.
- The City of Providence reserves the right to cancel any event at any time without notice.
Mandatory Forms – Please follow all the steps below
There is no fee to shoot a film in Providence. However, each piece of the application is vitally important, and you will need to carefully read each section.
To shoot in Providence you need to:
A. READ – Reopening RI Summary Guidelines
B. COMPLETE – REOPENING RI Control PlanTemplate form
– Save pdf renamed with your film title and start date
C. COMPLETE – THE CITY OF PROVIDENCE FILM REGISTRATION 2020
D. AQUIRE a CERTIFICATE OF INSURANCE
i. A film requires proof of liability insurance in the amount of One Million Dollars
ii. The naming on the Certificate of Insurance:
City of Providence
25 Dorrance Street
Providence RI, 02903
Rhode Island Film & Television Office
It is mandatory that all production companies contact The Rhode Island Film & Television Office to obtain permission to film in Rhode Island. The Rhode Island Film & Television Office serves as the initial point of contact for all productions and provides:
- Permits to film in Rhode Island
- Information about the State Tax Credit program
- Listing of current and past film projects
- Crew & Production Guide
- Casting information
All production companies must notify merchants and residents about filming that will be taking place in their neighborhoods.
1. Need to Close a Street?
2. Police & Fire Department Detail
3. Filming in a City Park?
- All events taking place in a park require a permit
- All applicants must call Parks Dept. prior to applying
- (401) 785 – 9450 x240