Building Film Opportunities

Need a classic, distinct building for a movie or television show? Perhaps you'd like to get in on the action and use one or more of our Government-owned buildings in your next project. Federal buildings are located in cities of all sizes across the country and filming in the South is very popular right now. If you are interested, give us a call and we can help arrange it. Here's a link to our regional catalog of available facilities and associated points of contact: Listing of Buildings Available for Film in the Southeast Sunbelt Region [XLSX - 17 KB].

New filming updates

You must give at least an 8-week notice before the filming date.

Filming in historic buildings

We want to encourage the use of our historic buildings in film and television productions, to showcase and support this legacy by creating opportunities for the public to experience these buildings through film. All revenue earned through this program is reinvested in our historic inventory helping to fund important conservation and rehabilitation projects not otherwise possible. Filming and other special event space rentals help support federal preservation goals by generating revenue to keep historic federal buildings occupied, in good repair, and economically viable while contributing to their use and enjoyment by the public. Using these locations goes a long way in promoting, protecting, and preserving these national treasures.

Arranging filming is easy. Take a look at our full building list [XLSX - 17 KB] and contact the appropriate building manager with questions.

Spotlight on the South

We are currently showcasing our most notable historic properties throughout the Southeast. Many of these buildings have already been utilized for major motion pictures. Please take a look at our featured listings below, and give us a call for further discussion.

Building name City/atate Arch. style/year constructed Point of contact
Robert S. Vance Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse Birmingham, AL Neoclassical, 1921
John A.Campbell U.S. Courthouse Mobile, AL Renaissance Revival, 1932
Frank M. Johnson, Jr. Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse Montgomery, AL NeoClassical Revival, 1933
Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse Selma, AL Renaissance Revival, 1909
Sidney M. Aronovitz U.S. Courthouse Key West, FL Neoclassical Revival, 1931
David W. Dyer Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse Miami, FL Spanish-Mediterranean Revival, 1933
U.S. Courthouse Tallahassee, FL Georgian Revival, 1937
U.S. Post Office and Courthouse Athens, GA Greek Revival,1942
Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Building Atlanta, GA Starved Classicism, 1934
William Augustus Bootle Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse Macon, GA Classical Revival, 1908
U.S. Custom House Savannah, GA Greek Revival, 1852
Tomochichi Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse Savannah, GA Second Renaissance Revival, 1899
Gene Snyder U.S. Courthouse and Custom House Louisville, KY Greek Revival, 1932
Federal Building, U.S. Post Office and Courthouse Owensboro, KY Renaissance Revival, 1911
New Courthouse Natchez, MS Greek Revival, 1853
Mississippi River Commission Building Vicksburg, MS Gothic/Romanesque Revival, 1894
Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse Asheville, NC Art Deco, 1930
J. Herbert W. Small Federal Building Elizabeth City, NC Renaissance Revival, 1906
Century Station Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse Raleigh, NC Second Empire, 1878
U.S. Custom House Charleston, SC Greek Revival, 1879
U.S. Post Office Courthouse Charleston, SC Renaissance Revival, 1896
Strom Thurmond U.S. Courthouse Columbia, SC Brutalist, 1978
Ed Jones Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse Jackson, TN Renaissance Revival, 1932

Our Regional Historic Preservation Officer (RHPO), Susan Conger will review any proposed uses and alterations to historic buildings (see contact info at right). If you'd like to learn more about filming in our historic buildings and the process as it relates to the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), please peruse our summary [DOCX - 12 KB].

Sample license [PDF - 979 KB] | Special conditions [PDF - 175 KB]

Last Reviewed: 2022-08-02