To All Interested Parties,

We wanted to make you aware that the City of Dallas, Quality of Life, Arts & Culture Committee was briefed on Monday, April 9 about the City’s permitting process for film & special events. You can review the BRIEFING POWERPOINT and the COMMITTEE MEETING VIDEO (OSE briefing starts at 3:42).  You’ll note that most of this briefing was directed at the event side.  We’re asking for you to help ensure that the film community is heard on this subject and encourage you to do the following:

  • If you reside or do business in the City of Dallas, contact your councilmember and voice your thoughts about the permitting process.  Ask to be included on any committees or task force that might be formed.
  • Send us your comments, questions, and suggestions.  This can include specific incidences as examples of how the current process either helped or hindered your ability to film in the City of Dallas.  Feel free to include specific rules, procedures and/or processes that are of concern &/or appreciated and your ideas of what you’d like to see changed or retained.  We’ll compile this information and share it during the process, but we still encourage you to share this information directly with your councilmember as well.

If you take the time to watch the briefing you’ll note the councilmember’s comments are primarily about finding balance for the community while making the process easier and not as costly for the events.  Please remember that they aren’t likely as familiar with the filming side of this, they are much more aware of the issues surrounding the large events, marathons, parades, etc…   Now is the time to let them hear from you and make sure film gets the attention it deserves.

If you aren’t sure which council district you reside in you can enter your address and search on this MAP to find out.  You can also find a full list of the council members and their information HERE.  Alternatively, you can contact the Mayor and all of the Councilmembers at one time by clicking HERE.

For those of you that aren’t comfortable sharing your comments and thoughts directly… we plan to send out a confidential survey in the coming days.  We encourage you to not wait for that however, please take time to contact your councilmembers as well at your earliest opportunity.

Please let us know if you have any questions, concerns, comments or want to make sure you are sent the confidential survey.  Also, please feel free to share this information with any of your colleagues or clients that you think might want to participate in this process.

Please reference PERMITTING REVIEW when submitting your comments by email HERE