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Filming in Durham

As the filming location or subject of nearly two dozen major movies and scores of other television and advertising productions, Durham is no stranger to film. In fact, it offers unique features and essential services to accommodate any number of film projects, including varied terrain, period and futuristic settings, urban and small town backgrounds, local crew and warehouse/office space, and local government that supports and encourages filming.

Home to a variety of famed locales – including the Historic Durham Athletic Park featured in Bull Durham and Duke University featured in Dawson's Creek – it's no surprise that Durham is an attractive location for film crews. Explore the following resources to learn more about incentives, locations, services, and more.

Durham works collectively with the Triangle Regional Film Commission to attract and service films. If you are interested in filming a movie or commercial in Durham, or anywhere in the Research Triangle Region, contact the Triangle Regional Film Commission by calling (919) 544-5501 or emailing triangleregionalfilm@gmail.com.

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Local Resources 

  • Triangle Regional Film Commission 
    A portal for members of the film and television industry providing information on incentives, locations, and resources available in Durham and the 13-county Research Triangle Region.
  • Location Search
    Utilize Triangle Regional Film Commission's location search to browse pictures and details on potential film/commercial sites. Search by keyword, location, category, and architectural style.
  • North Carolina Film Office
    Statewide film office with information on incentives, permits and regulations, locations, and more.


Discover Durham
212 W Main St #101
Durham, NC 27701 USA
Phone: (919) 687-0288
Toll Free: (800) 446-8604