Filming In Illinois

Home to the skyscraper and the bustling energy of Chicago, Illinois is a unique filming destination. Small towns, rolling hills, and wetlands; Illinois is nicknamed the Prairie State. It’s midwestern culture and a blend of cosmopolitanism makes the state a lively and compelling place to film a production. In fact, the city has a thriving creative community as found in its famous acting troupes like Improve Olympics and The Second City and a legendary advertising community grounded in the historic Leo Burnett agency. 

When shooting in Illinois you should get in contact with Illinois Film Office. The government film office will help and guide you through the process of shooting in the state. Illinois has a robust filming infrastructure and can host productions of all sizes. For more information about their services, you are welcome to visit their websites.

Film Insurance Requirements in the State of

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 Illinois, including its officers, agents, and employees is named as additional insured, with respect to liability arising out of the operations related to filming on Illinois state-owned or operated property.”

Workers Compensation: State law requires companies provide proof of worker’s compensation coverage. If a company has no employees the company may submit a Workers Compensation waiver letter.

Illinois Film Office

100 West Randolph

3rd Floor

Chicago, IL 60601

United States

+1 (312) 814-3600

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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