MAINE REOPENED FOR FILM & PHOTOGRAPHY ON JUNE 1, 2020… AND FILMING IN MAINE IS BOOMING
Be well and stay safe.
Karen Carberry Warhola
Maine Film Office / Director
(207) 215-2462 (cell)
REGISTER PRODUCTION BEFORE FILMING
Productions need to fill out a Maine Media Production Registration BEFORE filming in Maine. It’s quick and easy, and can be submitted directly online.
STATE COVID-19 GUIDELINES
All businesses (including Film and Photography) are asked to follow State COVID-19 Guidelines.
Maine does not have an official guidance document written specifically for Film and Photography, but all business operating in Maine are asked to follow the General Guidance Checklist.
NOTE: Productions filming in Maine are not required to hire an on-set Medic/EMT or a COVID-19 Safety Coordinator while filming in Maine.
FACE COVERING REQUIRED IN INDOOR SETTINGS
UPDATE: Effective Friday, December 11, 2020, owners and operators of indoor public settings must require all persons to wear face coverings in publicly accessible areas.
If filming is happening in public areas than masks must be worn by everyone on the production (including cast) at all times. On private property, it’s suggested that you have cast wear masks unless film is rolling and recording. Everyone else should wear masks at all times and social distance.
if you have any doubt about whether you should be wearing a face covering, err on the side of caution. Remember: “If you have to ask, wear a mask.”
LARGE GATHERING SIZE LIMIT
UPDATE: Effective Wednesday, November 4, 2020, indoor gatherings will return to a maximum of 50 people, regardless of capacity. The gathering limit on outdoor activities remains at 100 people under existing guidelines, with physical distancing and the use of face coverings. Occupancy limits for retail establishments will remain at 5 people per 1,000 square feet of shopping space. Indoor seating limits had previously increased to 50 percent of permitted capacity or 100 people, whichever was less.
VISITORS FROM OUT OF STATE
Maine has three options for visitors from other states
- Getting a recent negative COVID-19 test
- UPDATE: Maintaining compliance with a 10-day quarantine upon arrival in Maine
- People from the following states are exempt: New Hampshire and Vermont.
UPDATE: Effective Wednesday, November 4, 2020, the exemption for Connecticut, New York and New Jersey ends.
UPDATE: Effective Wednesday, November 16, 2020, the exemption for Massachusetts ends.
If you are tested in your home state within 72 hours of your arrival and have not received your result before your departure from home, you may come to Maine and quarantine until your result is received.