FILMMAKERS CODE OF CONDUCT
Welcome to Minnesota
Minnesota is pleased that you have chosen to do business in our state. As a guest we assume you will treat our locations, as well as the public, with courtesy. We must all work toward maintaining a good relationship with local communities. If not, it will not only make your job more difficult, you will jeopardize the working relationship of all future production companies filming in this region.
Please adhere to the following guidelines adopted by Minnesota Film and TV from the Association of Film Commissioners International.
PROPER LOCATION NOTIFICATION
When filming in a neighborhood or business district, proper notification is to be provided to each merchant or neighbor who is directly affected by the company (this includes parking, base camps, and meal areas).
The filming notice should include:
Name of company.
Name of the production.
Kind of production (e.g. feature film, television movie, tv pilot, commercial, etc.).
Type of activity and duration (i.e., times, dates & number of days, including prep and strike).
Company contact (first AD, Unit Production Manager, Location Manager, and phone number).
Contact name and number at Minnesota Film and TV.
Include any required notification from the municipality.
Shall not enter the area before the time stipulated in the permit.
Park one by one.
Turn off engines as soon as possible.
Shall observe designated parking areas.
Shall not park production vehicles in or block driveways without the express permission of the municipal jurisdiction or the driveway owner.
Shall leave at the designated time.
Moving or towing of the public's vehicles is prohibited without the express permission of the municipal jurisdiction or the owner of the vehicle.
CAST & CREW MEALS
Meals shall be confined to the area designated in the location agreement or permit.
All trash must be disposed of properly upon completion of the meal.
Remember to use the proper receptacles for disposal of all napkins, plates, and coffee cups that you may use in the general course of the working day.
Do not trespass onto other neighbors' or merchants' property.
Remain within the boundaries of the property that has been permitted for filming.
Removing, trimming and/or cutting of vegetation or trees is prohibited unless approved by the permit authority or property owner.
All signs erected or removed for filming purposes will be removed or replaced upon completion of the use of that location unless otherwise stipulated by the location agreement or permit. Please remove all signs posted to direct the company to the location.
Every member of the cast and crew shall keep noise levels as low as possible and will refrain from the use of lewd or improper language within earshot of the general public.
Every member of the crew shall wear a production pass (badge) when issued.
Do not wear clothing that lacks common sense and good taste. Shoes and shirts must be worn at all times unless otherwise directed.
Crew members shall not display signs, posters, or pictures on vehicles that do not reflect common sense or good taste (e.g. pin-up posters).
The cast and crew shall not bring guests or pets to the location unless expressly authorized in advance by the Company.
All catering, craft service, construction, strike, and personal trash must be removed from the location.
Observe designated smoking areas and always extinguish cigarettes in butt cans.
The Company will comply at all times with the provisions of the filming permit.