Profiling the Riverside County Film Commission

By: Sharjeel Sohaib


Aug 2, 2022


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The California Film Commission recognizes the Riverside County Film Commission (RCFC) as the official representative for filmmaking interests in the Inland Empire. The RCFC is run by Inland Empire Film Services under the aegis of the Riverside County Office of Economic Development.

Inland Empire: Home to Exotic Filming Locations

The Inland Empire, especially the Ontario Airport, has been home to filming locations for several popular films. “Constantine,” “Seabiscuit,” “The Cat in the Hat,” and the upcoming Disney feature “Herbie: Fully Loaded” were recently filmed in the region.

Some parts of the Ford vs. Ferrari were also filmed at the Ontario Airport hanger.

About Riverside County Film Commission

The RCFC is the best place to start whether you’re looking for resources for still or motion photography, commercial, film, or television shoots.

The Inland Empire Film Services website has a page dedicated to the RCFC that allows film and video professionals to locate local personnel, services, and locations with only a few clicks. 

The county’s geology supports various looks, including meandering roads, wide-open desert, gorgeous mountains, and scenic vistas that serve as the ideal backdrop, in addition to the mid-century modern Spanish architecture found across the county for that particular appearance.

RCFC: The official Representative for Filming

The California Film Commission recognizes the Riverside County Film Commission (RCFC), a division of the Riverside County Economic Development Agency (RivCo EDA), as the official representative for filming interests in the area.

RCFC: Part of California Statewide Film Liaisons

The RCFC is also part of the California Statewide Film Liaisons (FLICS). The RCFC personnel is honored with FLICS accreditation for their expertise in all sector production matters. 

The FLICS accreditation acts as a “Seal of Approval” for the film industry, ensuring that a FLICS location representative is knowledgeable about the film industry and qualified to support their company’s on-site initiatives.

Collaborations of The Riverside County Film Commission

With an area of more than 7,300 square miles, the RCFC collaborates closely with all 28 of its neighboring cities, state agencies, and federal organizations to help production run smoothly and be successful. 

They can help you with local production needs, from obtaining permits in all county jurisdictions to locating venues. With some regions just 45 minutes from downtown Los Angeles, Riverside County is conveniently placed east of LA, in the opposite direction of work traffic.

IE Film Services and RCFC

Inland Empire Film Services and Riverside County work together as Film Permit Liaisons. If you’re interested in shooting a movie in unincorporated Riverside County, California, call Inland Empire Film Services for further details.

Potential Filming Locations in the Beaumont / Cherry Valley Area

The City of Beaumont collaborates with the RCFC to promote the availability of the Pass Area for filming.

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Wrap Up

The Riverside County Film Commission is your one-stop resource for film, TV, and commercial production across the county. It collaborates with several other organizations for filming purposes. The commission is currently operated under IE Film Services (IEFS). IEFS takes care of many issues that viewers of movies and television don’t notice on the screen. IE Film Services will make all those arrangements and more, serving as a crucial conduit between the local community and the film crews. 


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