Missouri Film Office
Andrea Sporcic Klund, MO Film Commissioner
(Find Crew and Services)
Steph Shannon, KC Film Commissioner
Renee Eichelberger, St. Louis Film Commissioner
Maureen O'Brien, Executive Director
Gordon Hayman, Business Manager
Missouri has award-winning museums and beautiful wooded trails Missouri has a lot to offer film production.
We have the Missouri River and an increasingly popular cycling path running across the state, the Katy Trail.
The famous Lake of the Ozarks with more than a thousand miles of lake shoreline has already been used in many productions.
Missouri has urban cities like St. Louis and Kansas City; historical cities like Independence, Hannibal, and St. Charles; and quaint small towns like Cape Girardeau and Weston.
There is so much pure natural beauty here that goes under the radar nationally.
Fun fact – Missouri is the ‘Cave State’ with more than 6,300 known caves. Monster movies and historical thrillers love caves!
Nearly all filming can be done without ‘permits to film’ throughout the state.
Permissions to film at locations are required and support is available to professional productions through the Missouri Film Office, KC Film Office or local CVB.
The costs of living are also substantially lower in Missouri than in other states, which could be attractive to production, if we had a tax incentive.
In 2016 the City Council and City of Kansas City, Missouri unanimously passed a local filming incentive named the KCMO Film Development Program.
Receive up to a 10% rebate on qualified expenses.
Qualifying rebates are awarded on a first come first serve basis until funds are no longer available for the year.
Eligibility to Apply
Before applying to the KCMO Film Development Program, consider whether your project is eligible.
The following types of productions do NOT qualify for the program:
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