Marana Film Office

Marana, Arizona is located 20 minutes (13 miles) north of downtown Tucson, along both sides of the I-10 freeway that connects Tucson and Phoenix.

Get Started

  • For location scouting, please reach out to Laura Funkhouser Cortelyou at
  • To get started filming on Marana streets, Town of Marana parks, buildings, or Marana Regional Airport, please fill out the free film permit application by clicking here.
  • All film projects that use Town of Marana locations (Marana Regional Airport, parks, streets, Municipal Complex, and other) are required to have a minimum of $1 million in general liability insurance coverage and also to add the Town of Marana as "Additional Insured" to the insurance policy, and provide an Insurance Endorsement Document.
  • A permit is not required for filming on private property.

NOTE: As of summer 2021, Old Tucson is temporarily closed during a change in management. Mescal Movie Set, previously managed by Old Tucson and used extensively as a Western backlot for 70 years, is under new management and is available. Contact Mark Sankey at Mescal Movie Set for more information.

For filming in the Town of Marana and Marana Regional Airport (11700 W Avra Valley Rd, Marana, AZ 85653) contact:

Laura Funkhouser Cortelyou, Tourism, Marketing, and Film Office Manager
Economic Development Department, Town of Marana