Coronavirus Update

Maine reopened for Film & Photography June 1, 2020

Some of the most asked questions are answered below.  For more information or assistance with your production, please send me a note or call me.

Be well and stay safe.

Karen Carberry Warhola
Maine Film Office / Director
(207) 215-2462 (cell)

Productions Need to Register with the State Prior to Filming

Production need to fill out a Maine Media Production Registration BEFORE filming in Maine.  It’s quick and easy, and can be submitted directly online.

All businesses are asked to follow COVID-19 Guidelines.

Productions filming in Maine do NOT need to hire an on-set Medic/EMT and/or a COVID-19 Safety Coordinator while filming in Maine.

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.

Large Gathering Size limit is 100 outdoors and 50 indoors

The limit on large gatherings for outdoor activities increased from 50 to 100 on August 1, 2020.  Under the increase, no more than 5 people are allowed per 1,000 square feet in order to maintain appropriate physical distancing.  The gathering limit for indoor activities remains unchanged at 50 people.

Maine has three options for visitors from other states

  • Getting a recent negative COVID-19 test
  • Maintaining compliance with a 14-day quarantine upon arrival in Maine
  • People from the following states are exempt: New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, New York and New Jersey 

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.

Residents of NH, VT, CT, NY and NJ can travel to Maine without restrictions. We’re asking everyone else to complete a certificate of compliance in order to visit safely.

If your Location Scout doesn’t want to leave, don’t blame us…

Meet Maine’s experienced crew (and hire them)…

ATL & BTL. No annual or project cap; no sunset; ATL & B.

"We have been fortunate to have made two movies in Maine — The Way We Get By and Beneath The Harvest Sky.” Maine is a very special state in that there are so many options for locations. Given its size, you can travel to northern Maine, southern Maine, all along the coast, and tell a number of different stories in totally unique worlds with each film having very distinctive looks. The abundance of locations combined with the incredible generosity of the people and communities, make filmmaking in Maine a pure joy. We would not be filmmakers today without the support from the people of Maine and we will be forever grateful."

- Gita Pullapilly and Aron Gaudet, The Way We Get By and Beneath the Harvest Sky

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"Hands down, Karen Carberry Warhola in the Maine Film Office was the most supportive person I’ve ever spoken with, with any film project I’ve ever worked on."

- Scotty Crowe, Astraea

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