Making sure everyone is on the same page when the camera rolls is essential. That’s why the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) asks all producers, directors and photographers wishing to film in Whistler to start by reviewing Filming Guidelines.
Public Safety and Communications
The RMOW filming guidelines take into account that while productions need flexibility, Whistler citizens’ rights, safety and privacy must be protected. As a result, the filming guidelines have been designed to promote harmony between production companies and the community.
By getting involved at the beginning of the production process when locations are first established, the RMOW can ensure that Whistler citizens’ rights are protected, public safety is observed and potential conflicts are reduced.
Part of keeping conflict at bay, is keeping the information flowing. This means that good channels of communication are established with producers, directors or photographers and RMOW staff from day one. It also means ensuring that all parties affected by a production are aware of scheduling and potential inconveniences.
A production that’s committed to safety and establishing good relationships with Whistler’s citizens and businesses is always welcome.
Exceptions to Filming Guidelines
Public service announcements, student productions and news footage are exempt from the filming guidelines and all associated permitting when filming in Whistler.