Need Assistance?
Our staff can assist you with location recommendations, scouting, local coordination and talent searches.

We can put the Ministry of Tourism's extensive Photographic Services and Film Library at your disposal.

We also have an extensive network of experienced technical crews and talent.

Flying time to:
Grand Bahama Island
North Eleuthera
Marsh Harbour, Abaco
George Town, Exuma
and Bimini

Miami - 55 minutes
Ft. Lauderdale - 55 minutes
Atlanta - 2 hours
Chicago - 3.5 hours
New York - 2.5 hours
Los Angeles - 6 hours
Washington D.C. - 3 hours
Toronto, Canada - 3 hours
London, England - 9 hours


Permitting Procedures
In order for us to properly facilitate your filming needs, we require the following information at least seven days prior to your arrival in The Islands Of The Bahamas.

"Helicopter Aerial Shooting Procedure Form" 

Effective July 1st, 2013, a processing fee of one percent ad valorem, subject to a minimum fee of ten dollars and a maximum fee of five hundred dollars, shall be paid in respect for the import of temporary goods for film, television and commercial productions

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1. A letter of intent introducing company and outlining the nature of project, including script and /or storyboard if applicable.
2. Types of locations required.
3. A list of cast and crew members, nationalities and flight information.
4. A list of photographic equipment, props and wardrobe items, including their U.S. dollar value (for approvals and duty waivers).
5. A list of required production personnel and talent.
6. An estimated overall budget, with some indication as to amount to be spent in The Islands Of The Bahamas.
7. Proposed airing/release of your production, including its venue.
8. Special requirements, i.e. traffic control, helicopter permits or casino locations.
9. Please provide us with as much detail as possible, where film and production activities will impact the local environment.
10. Please indicate which of the following can be provided.

Be contacted by a Film Commission representative to give a testimonial of film shooting experience in The Bahamas.

Provide us with a copy of the final product of this production to The Bahamas Film Commission.

Allow the Film Commission to use the images that you send on material that promotes shooting in the Bahamas.

Allow the Film Commission to come to your set and shoot behind the scenes pictures and/or footage of your production.

Provide B roll footage of this production to The Islands of The Bahamas to use in our video archives.

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