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The Woodlands Film Commission

With guidance from the Texas Film Commission, the goal of The Woodlands Film Commission is to facilitate productions of all sizes and top quality resources to film in The Woodlands. Our proximity to a major airport, first class hotels, dining and entertainment opportunities, in addition to a wide variety of potential filming locations, makes The Woodlands a great place to film. The Woodlands continues to be a desired location for major commercial productions. 

All applications must be submitted through the portal below.

View Frequently Asked QuestionsFor additional questions and assistance on The Woodlands Film Commission, please reach out to Sonia Guerrero at


The Woodlands Area Film Commission does not charge an application processing fee.








PLEASE BE SPECIFIC. If you would like to use a park, please name the park you would like to use. If you are interested in The Woodlands Waterway, please indicate which section you would like to use.

The applicant may be required to hire off-duty local law enforcement officers for security, crowd control, and/or traffic control during filming depending on the location and type of filming. The total number of law enforcement officers working at the location will be determined by law enforcement with jurisdiction over the filming location. Potential fees could be assessed.

A separate location agreement may be required for use of the specified filming locations.




If any of the following components will be part of your event, please check the appropriate boxes. In so doing, you may be required to contact and obtain additional permits or incur additional fees:

Alcohol: TABC (936) 756-0050
Fireworks: The Woodlands Fire Department (281) 367-3444
Food, Beverage and/or Merchandise Sale: Montgomery County Health Department (936) 539-7839
Park or Township Property: The Woodlands Township (281) 210-3800
Harris County sections of The Woodlands: Harris County Public Health Department (713) 439-6000
Shenandoah City limits: City of Shenandoah (281) 298-5522


The applicant shall procure and keep in full force and effect for the duration of the filming, minimum insurance written by an insurance company approved by the State of Texas and acceptable to all applicable additional insured parties and issued in the standard form approved by the Texas Department of Insurance. All provisions of each policy must be acceptable to all applicable additional insured parties

Click here to view insurance requirements.

* Indicates a required field.


Note: No commercial filming application will be processed until all necessary permits, licenses, and certificates of insurance are received by The Woodlands Area Film Commission c/o The Woodlands Convention and Visitors Bureau d/b/a Visit The Woodlands. The listed insured on the Certificate of Insurance must cross-reference the applicant’s organization and address. 

Effective 06/03/2020: On-set/on-location media production may operate provided they can comply with state-recommended safety guidelines, as outlined in the Open Texas Checklist for Media Production.

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