Filming In West Virginia

West Virginia became part of the Union in 1863. With a rich civil war history, a scenic landscape and points of interest like the New River Gorge Bridge, West Virginia is a fantastic place to shoot.

When filming in the state, you should get in contact with the West Virginia Film Office. By aiding businesses who choose West Virginia as their production location, the film office can help and guide you through the process. More information can be found on their website.

Film Insurance Requirements in the State of
West Virginia

With limited exceptions, workers’ compensation coverage is mandatory for all employers who employ one or more employees in West Virginia. Employers must purchase workers’ compensation insurance from a private insurance carrier.

Certificate(s) of Insurance (COI) as evidence of General Liability coverage in the amount not less than $1,000,000 for each occurrence.

A separate additional insured endorsement for the COI with the following wording: “the State of West Virginia, including its officers, agents and employees is named as additional insured, with respect to liability arising out of the operations related to filming on West Virginia state-owned or operated property.”

West Virginia Film Office

90 MacCorkle Avenue, SW

South Charleston, WV 25303

United States

+1 (866) 698-3456

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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