Filming In Tennessee

Tennessee borders eight states. Situated in the south-east, the state is known for country music and and a seemingly endless list of famous musicians like Dolly Parton and Aretha Franklin. With landscapes like the Mississippi River and the magnificent spots found in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee has a lot of unique shooting locations. Combine the picture-perfect landscape with the diverse cities across the state, and you get a perfect movie and filming destination.

When shooting in Tennessee you should get in contact with Tennessee Film, Ent & Music and the other film commissions in Tennessee. The commissions will help and guide you through the process when shooting in the state. For more information about their services, visit their websites.

Film Insurance Requirements in the State of

The State of Tennessee requires production companies to provide a Certificate of Insurance prior to filming when filming on state property.

Certificate(s) of Insurance (COI) as evidence of General Liability coverage in the amount from $1,000,000 to $2,000,000 depending on the state property that you are aiming to rent.

A separate additional insured endorsement for the COI with the following wording: “the State of Tennessee, including its officers, agents and employees is named as additional insured, with respect to liability arising out of the operations related to filming on Tennessee state-owned or operated property” is required; for various other state departments differing COI wording may be required. 

Workers Compensation: State laws require companies to provide proof of worker’s compensation coverage. 


Tennessee Entertainment Commision

312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue, 27th Floor

Nashville, TN 37243

United States

+1 (615) 741-3456

Disclaimer: The encapsulated production information on this page is provided for general purposes only and should not be construed as advice. While we do our utmost to keep all information up to date, production requirements change often. The best source for details is the film office itself.

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