Guide of Locations Staff

Once the location for the filming is selected, the person responsible for the locations must ensure:

  • There is enough space to park the filming units. (Know the length, height and width of each one of the vehicles) (Parking is allowed only in one side of the streets)
  • No pedestrian crossings or wheelchair ramps are blocked by the vehicles.
  • No entrances or exits of the neighbors' homes are blocked by the vehicles.
  • The proper and sufficient signposting of the filming for citizens and authorities.
  • The neighbors and/or storekeepers get previous notice and that visible signs are posted in case there are special effects, car chasing, and use of prop guns with blank cartridges, explosives and fire, intermittent and/or total streets blockages. For such purpose high crowd control barrier and a 2 x 3m carp must be placed, with the phrase: “Filming in process. We apologize for the inconvenience”.
  • The neighbors and/or storekeepers have quick access to their homes and/or businesses.
  • The neighbors and/or storekeepers in the location are treated politely and respectfully.
  • Headsets are worn in the communication radios, there is no shouting and no lights are pointed to the windows (when appropriate, talk to the neighbors and cover the windows).
  • There are enough trash bags and cans to collect the garbage during the entire filming. Pick up and take away every bag at the end of the filming.
  • The cables do not expose the neighbors and/or vehicles to any danger and make sure that cable grommets are used.
  • The proper and sufficient signposting of the location of restrooms, dressing rooms and exits of the location.
  • No damage is done to flower beds, gardens, trees, posts, traffic lights or any other public or private facilities involved in the location.
  • No one parks in opposite direction, unless it is duly authorized by the Film Commission in the respective permit or notice.
  • The stairs of the vehicles do not block the pedestrian’s transit.
  • The staff of the production does not block and/or sit on the doorframes of the houses and buildings.
  • The catering service does not wash dishes in the site and that the organic waste is not thrown in the trash cans in the site and/or into sewers.
  • The filming catering service uses gas tanks smaller than 10 kilograms.
  • The location is clean and free of garbage.
  • Photographs of the place where the vehicles, dining rooms and base campsite are taken in order to have a visual proof of the conditions they are on when arriving and leaving. We recommend to keep the photographs for a month, in case they are needed for a complaint from the neighbors or the delegation authority.

IN THE CASE OF STREET LIGHTING, if it is necessary to turn it off, put filters on it or partially block it:

  • To turn off street lighting, a request must be submitted at least 8 working days in advance in order to prepare the corresponding procedures before the Ministry of Public Works or the Delegation, as appropriate.
  • If filters are placed or streetlights are covered, verify that at the end of the shooting these are removed and left in the same conditions they were found.
  • It must be informed that these filters will be placed or that the street lighting will be covered when the permit is requested or the notice is submitted.

DUE TO THE CHARACTER OF THE PRODUCTION, the person responsible of the location must be sure to:

  • Define if filming permits or notices are needed.
  • Process the permit or permits and/or notices in advance with the Filming Law of Mexico City, considering the schedules and procedure times posted on the Website of the Filming Law of Mexico City.
  • Photocopy all the permits and/or notices, and post them in a visible place on every filming unit parked in the location and have the corresponding original permit in the location.


  • In case any authority (public officers of the Ministry of Public Security, Delegation or any other agency) or neighbors, representatives of Neighboring Committees, Neighbors Associations or others do not recognize the filming permit or notice, call the emergency number posted on the Commission Website, which assists customers 24/7, every day of the year.
  • In case of other authorities, these must identify themselves before requesting the permit. It is advisable that the production keeps a record of the names, agencies, police cars or official vehicles numbers in which they arrive, times and reasons why the different authorities approach them during the shooting day.