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Marana Film Office

Marana Filming Services

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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 has The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, historic dude ranches, an authentic vintage cowboy steakhouse, dramatic scenery, brand new suburban neighborhoods, a regional airport, newer limited-service hotels, and locally-owned restaurants. 

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


  • Locations scouting assistance
  • Permits for filming on Town of Marana property (no permit fee, event fee may apply for full day park closure)
  • Support services for road closure and police assistance (fees may apply)
  • Discounted rates on accommodations
  • For local businesses and support services to hire, please contact Rebecca Kososkie, Membership Director, Marana Chamber of Commerce at .

Get Started

For locations scouting, please reach out to Laura Cortelyou at

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

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

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Learn More

For filming in the Town of Marana contact:

Laura Cortelyou, Tourism and Marketing Manager
Town of Marana 
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
office: 520-382-8051
cell: 520-977-4663

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