Filming in Tennessee
Tennessee Film, Entertainment, and Music
Commission understands the demands of
production and the need for accessible
information, when you need it, no matter
where you are, and at any time.
a plane? At the beach? On location with
your laptop? You will find information
and much more within these pages that
is pertinent to your project, enabling
you to spend more time on the creative
your project is a commercial, music video,
a feature, an EPK, a TV broadcast shoot
or something in-between, this website
will provide you with valuable insight
to shooting in Tennessee.
Working closely with the regional
film commissions and county film
liaisons, we can guide you to the information
and locations that are specific to your
project, putting you in touch with the
people that make it happen.
The diverse topography of the western
delta and plains to Middle Tennessee's
rolling hills and the soaring peaks
of the Smokies in East Tennessee offers
three distinct geographical looks. For
specific location information visit
Tennessee is a right-to-work state and
welcomes both non-union and union productions.
Learn more about Tennessee's talented
and extensive crews in the Production Directory.
Covering 41,219 square miles Tennessee
is served by 6 major interstates, 3
major railroads and 5 regional airports,
2 of which offer nonstop flights between
Tennessee and Los Angeles or New York.
Tennesseans enjoy four distinct, yet
generally mild seasons. Our climate
provides filmmakers with favorable conditions
for working throughout the year with
a minimum of weather related disruptions.
is divided into two Time Zones. Chattanooga,
Knoxville and the Eastern part of the
state are in EST while the rest of the
state is on CST.