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Making Films in San Diego

San Diego has a robust and exciting film community. From its Indie roots with “Attack of the Killer Tomatoes” to blockbuster films like “Top Gun 2,” find out what makes San Diego a great place to make your next film. Learn about the resources available and benefits of filming in San Diego, from access to professional local cast and crew to free filming permits. Hear from experienced local filmmakers about the challenges and triumphs of filming in America’s Finest City.


Jodi Cilley | Founder, Film Consortium San Diego


Phillip Elgie | Filmmaker/Director of Photography; USMC Veteran

Jane Hare | San Diego Media Pros, CEO; Filmmaker/Director/Writer 

Guy Langman | City of San Diego, Filming Program Manager

Larry Poole | Actor; SAG-AFTRA San Diego Chapter President

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