Filming Protocol

We assist with a variety of filming activities at Ano Nuevo. In general, a film crew will need to follow these steps well in advance of their visit:

  1. Contact Patrick Robinson ( to learn more about this process and what to expect.

  2. If working with researchers, please contact the researchers to learn about specific permitting requirements (e.g. working with elephant seal researchers requires a NMFS permit amendment) and to coordinate filming dates/times.

  3. Contact the state park at this address:

  4. Obtain a California film commission permit

  5. Obtain a ranger escort

  6. Follow-up with Patrick Robinson ( a few days prior to filming to ensure everything goes smoothly.

Note: The state park charges $79 per hour for a ranger escort and $200 per day for filming.