Mississippi Film & Photography Production Services & Camera Crews
Are you a media company, brand, ad agency or production company looking for film / photography production support or shooting crew in Mississippi? Contact us for trusted fixers, producers, directors, DoPs, videographers, photographers, and full shooting crews tailored for the specific needs of your project.
Filming in Mississippi
For an introduction to shooting in Mississippi see below notes on film locations, permits, when to shoot, unique local stories, costs, tax incentives, crews, talent, equipment, communications, art department, studios, post facilities, visas and work permits for filming, transport, film-friendly accommodation, and safety advice.
Mississippi Film Locations
The Magnolia State, Mississippi, is known for its Deep South locations of rolling hills, tall pine forests, secluded lakes, rivers, waterfalls, white sand beaches, bustling cities, and quaint little towns.
Locations of particular interest include the Mississippi River, Gulf Coast and Barrier Islands, Bottomland hardwood swamp, Red Bluff, Natchez Antebellum mansions, the picturesque town of Oxford, and American Civil War site of Vicksburg. Jackson is the state capital. Canton has an impressive small town square and main street. Tupelo is the birthplace of Elvis Presley. Biloxi is known for its Lighthouse and Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum.
Mississippi is a leading shrimp and farmed catfish producing state. The Mississippi Delta has rich farmland growing cotton, peaches, and soybeans.
Mississippi has hosted films including Ma (2019), Free State of Jones (2016), The Help (2011), O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996), and Mississippi Burning (1988).
Mississippi Film Location Permits
The state does not require any permits or fees for filming. Some productions may be required to obtain a Certificate of Authority from the Secretary of State’s office. Please contact us for location specific information.
When To Shoot?
Summers are long and humid. Winters are short and mild. Northern and central Mississippi experience some snowfall. Coastal areas are warmer in the winter than they are in the interior. Coastal areas experience hurricanes in the late summer.
Public holidays may affect timing, availability and costs. See here for public holiday dates in the United States.
Unique Local Stories
Brands are looking for local stories that match their brand narrative. Our local teams are a great lead for sourcing those unique stories and characters.
If you are looking for stories for your next shoot, send us your brief and we will pitch you ideas.
If you have a unique story you would like to pitch to a brand anywhere in the world, pitch us your idea. We have well-established processes to ensure that your ideas are properly seen and protected.
Mississippi Tax Incentives For Filming
Mississippi offers qualifying productions a 25% cash rebate on local spend and 30% for Mississippi resident payroll. A bonus 5% is offered for productions hiring US Armed forces veterans. A reduced sales tax rate equal to 1.5% may apply to equipment used in the production of a motion picture.
Mississippi Film Crew & Talent
Crew. Mississippi has some crew available locally.
Contact us if you are looking for a Jackson, Natchez or Gulfport based director, DP, photographer, videographer (cameraman / camera operator), camera assistant (focus puller), sound operator, grip, gaffer, stylist, hair and makeup, PA / runner, production driver, or any other film crew in Mississippi.
Talent. The state’s population is predominately Caucasian and African American. Movie character stereotypes include Baptist preachers, good ole boys, hunters, shrimp fisherman, and cotton farmers speaking in a Southern drawl.
Mississippi Film Equipment
Equipment. Mississippi has some standard camera, grip and lighting equipment available locally.
Communications. Communication is key. Our agility and global experience allows us to customise the right communications systems for every shoot.
Web posted casting, scouting, and videoconferencing.
For clients that are unable to attend set we offer a virtual video village solution. This dedicated and secure high-resolution video streaming platform allows clients from one or multiple timezones to view setups without compromise and to participate in real-time with the team on set. Separate systems can be set up for the discrete conversations that are required to make a job run right. Working remotely with our local teams reduces your content production costs, turnaround times, carbon footprint, and risks associated with unpredictable global events.
Mississippi Studios & Post Production
Studios. Mississippi Film Studios is a state of the art purpose-built facility with a large sound stage and production offices.
Mississippi Film-Friendly Accommodation
Please contact us for recommended film friendly hotels in Jackson, Natchez, Gulfport and other areas of Mississippi.
Safety. Mississippi is a very safe and reliable place for foreign productions to shoot. See here for up to date travel advice.
Down Time. Farm to table eats, history and heritage.
Projects. For an example of TV commercials, stills campaigns, online content, corporate videos, virtual reality 360 content, feature films, TV series and documentaries shot in Mississippi, please see below:
Hire Mississippi Production Support & Shooting Crew
If you are looking for a film or photographic production service company, line producer or fixer for your shoot in Mississippi, please contact us.
If you are looking for a shooting crew for your shoot in Mississippi, such as a director, DoP, photographer, videographer (cameraman / camera operator), camera assistant (focus puller), sound operator, grip, gaffer, stylist, hair and makeup, PA / runner, production driver, please contact us.
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