Filmmaking + Photography

We should be in pictures!

Directors, cinematographers, tastemakers of every ilk——meet Sonoma Valley, the most beautiful muse on the map. A rising star in the film industry, Sonoma serves up an endless panorama of postcard beauty and as much practicality and convenience as any Tinseltown locale (minus the Hollywood hype.) 

Interested in making your movie here?  Read below for vital information and then start here: City of Sonoma Permit or email the City of Sonoma.

Bountiful Backdrops

Plan your production here and you're guaranteed a smorgasbord of unique settings within just a few miles of your director's chair—from the historic small-town setting of Sonoma Plaza to charming wineries, resplendent resorts and a pristine horizon of vineyards, forest and rolling farmlands.

Film Friendly

Sonoma's a magnet for local and visiting filmmakers and celeb glitterati. Its thriving cinema culture supports a yearly international film festival that's gaining a world-renowned reputation. Movie buffs may want to check out the blockbusters and indie gems filmed on location here.  

Bay Area Access

Less than 45 minutes from San Francisco, hemmed in by rugged coastline to the West and the Sierras to the East, Sonoma Valley provides unlimited access to the Bay Area's diverse climate, topography and cultural sights.

Welcome to Sonoma!

Mark Linder
Interim Sonoma City Manager

Tim Zahner
Executive Director, Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau

Jennifer Sweeney
Public Relations, Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau

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We’ve got answers! 

City of Sonoma Film Office:

Debra Rogers
City of Sonoma, 
# 1 The Plaza
Sonoma, CA 95476

(707) 933-2229 phone
(707) 938-3240 fax

Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau:

Historic Plaza location
453 First Street East
Sonoma, CA 95476

Cornerstone Sonoma location
23570 Arnold Drive (Hwy 121)
Sonoma, CA 95476

(866) 996-1090