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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.

Marana's landscape include cultural features such as The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain (named one of the eight resorts in the world as being the most luxurious and having the most luxurious spa by Forbes in 2019), historic dude ranches, an authentic vintage cowboy steakhouse, dramatic scenery, brand new suburban neighborhoods, a regional airport, Tucson Premium Outlets at Marana Center, limited-service hotels, and locally-owned restaurants. 

Film production companies discovered Marana's beautiful scenery as ideal locations for filming stretching back to the 1910s. Marana continues to be the setting of iconic movies, t.v. series, and commercial filming.

Services & Details

  • Location scouting assistance and referrals
  • Application to film on Town of Marana property is free. A business license ($20 or $50) is required. Event, special use, or support services for road closure, and other fees may apply to your project.
  • Help securing the best rates on accommodations closest to film locations
  • Production crew and film support services referrals
  • For local business and support services also visit Marana Chamber of Commerce website

Get Started

1) For location scouting, please reach out to Laura Cortelyou at lcortelyou@maranaaz.gov.

2) To get started filming on Marana streets or Town property, please fill out the application by clicking here.

3) All film projects that use Town property (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. 

Marana, AZ Filming Locations


Lazy K Bar Ranch

Lil Abners

Mira Vista Resort

The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain

Sanctuary Cove

Tucson Premium Outlets

White Stallion Ranch

Selected Movies Filmed in Marana, Arizona

  • A Kiss Before Dying (1956)
  • Arizona (1940)
  • Backlash (1956)
  • Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)
  • Relentless (1948)
  • The Last Outpost (aka Cavalry Charge) (1951)
  • The Lone Ranger and the Lost City of Gold (1958)
  • The Mini Skirt Mob (1968)
  • What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice? (1969)
  • Winchester ‘73 (1950)

 

Selected TV Shows Filmed in Marana, Arizona

  • Nature documentary (untitled), Living Planet Production/Silverback Films, Ltd (2017)
  • Super Nanny, Season 5, Episode 15 (2009)
  • The High Chaparral (1967-1971)
  • What’Cha Got, Season 2 trailer (2016), Marana Regional Airport

 

Selected Commercials Filmed in Marana, Arizona

  • KIND Bar (2016)
  • PME Legend Commander Jeans (2014), Marana Regional Airport


Film Application Form

No fee to apply to film on Town property

Learn More

For filming in the Town of Marana contact:

Laura Cortelyou, Tourism and Marketing Manager
Town of Marana
filmpermits@maranaaz.gov 
office: 520-382-1999
cell: 520- 448-7480

For filming at Marana Regional Airport contact:

Steve Miller, C.M., C.A.E., Airport Director
Town of Marana
SMiller@MaranaAZ.gov
office: 520-382-8051
cell: 520-977-4663


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