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MAINE REOPENED FOR FILM & PHOTOGRAPHY ON JUNE 1, 2020… AND FILMING IN MAINE IS BOOMING

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)

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.

LARGE GATHERING SIZE LIMIT 

UPDATE: Effective Wednesday, November 4, 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
  • Maintaining compliance with a 14-day quarantine upon arrival in Maine
  • People from the following states are exempt: New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts.

(UPDATE: The exemption for Connecticut, New York and New Jersey ends effective Nov. 4, 2020.)

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.

IF YOUR LOCATIONS SCOUT DOESN’T WANT TO LEAVE MAINE, DON’T BLAME US…

MEET MAINE’S EXPERIENCED CREW (AND HIRE THEM)…

FIND MAINE’S FILM FRIENDLY BUSINESSES ( AND SOURCE LOCALLY FOR GOODS AND SERVICES)…

MAINE FILM INCENTIVES PROGRAM

"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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PHONE  207-624-9828

EMAIL  film@maine.gov

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