What you need to know to film in Dallas related to Covid-19 (updated September 22, 2020):

  • Open Texas Media Production Guideline – Governor Abbott has opened Texas to Media Production. Click HERE for the Checklist for Media Production – Minimum Standard Health Protocols, for on-set/on-location production (revised October 13, 2020).
  • Gathering Restrictions – The Governor’s orders limit individuals indoors at any time to 75% of the building’s capacity;  capacity for production outdoors is subject to the most recent applicable state and local gather restrictions.  Current orders limit gatherings to no more than 10 individuals.  Click HERE for the Governor’s proclamation.
  • Production Registration – The Texas Film Commission requests all productions to complete a “Texas Production Registration Form” as part of an effort to effectively communicate health and safety parameters for productions taking place in Texas.  Click HERE for the form.
  • The Dallas Office of Special Events is issuing permits.  There may be additional restrictions depending on the location/situation.  Permit requirements & the application form can be found HERE.  Permits are reviewed on a case-by-case basis and primarily follow the Governor’s orders.  While filming, no additional visitors, clients, office personnel, or other non-essential personnel associated with the production are allowed on set. Individuals should, to the extent feasible, maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet from others. Face masks or fabric face coverings should always be worn by employers, employees, crew, cast (when not on camera) and contractors when on-set even when individuals are practicing social distancing.
  • Travel Restrictions – Texas has lifted air travel restrictions and mandated quarantines related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The airports may however be conducting temperature checks on arrival.  *Productions are also advised to stay updated on any travel restrictions that may be in place for cast or crew traveling to or from Texas.  Click HERE for more information.
  • Dallas County Amended: Effective June 19, 2020, all commercial entities in Dallas County providing goods or services directly to the public must develop and implement a health and safety policy. The Health and Safety Policy must require, at a minimum, that all employees or visitors to the commercial entity’s business premises or other facilities wear face coverings.  Click HERE for additional information.


Other suggested guidelines:



Please note: we’ve added a Health / Safety category to our online directory.  Below are some of the added categories.  We are working to get additional companies and individuals registered.

If you are a local crew member or vendor interested in listing in the categories above, please go to our Production Directory to register.
We do require certification to list in some of these categories.