If you’re in the business of making movie magic, you’ve found the right place. Few states offer Arizona’s endless variety of outdoor scenic vistas—all within a few hours’ drive—along with production studios and post-production facilities rivaling the best in the nation.

With over 300 days of sunshine, the Grandest Canyon in the world, snow-capped mountains and the West’s Most Western Town, Arizona is America’s Backlot.

Arizona – America's Backlot from Arizona Film Office on Vimeo.

  • DPS Director, Frank Milstead:

    "Arizona Department of Public Safety troopers are located all across Arizona in some of the most remote and scenic areas of the state. The presence of state troopers will help ensure the safety of those involved with film production and the motoring public."
  • ADOT Director, John Halikowski:

    "As a strong partner in supporting commercial film productions across the state, the Arizona Department of Transportation is pleased to offer no-fee film permits for any state-controlled highway, bridge or highway right of way."
  • APT Executive Director, Sue Black:

    "Arizona State Parks and Trails would like to express our support of commercial film production across Arizona. To ease access to our state parks, we are pleased to extend no-fee film permits for any property within the state parks system"