Pioneertown has always served the dual role of being both a true American town and a place for mass film production.
As Pioneertown has begun to creep back into the limelight in recent years, productions within town have started to skyrocket.
It is important to remember that absolutely every square inch of Pioneertown is Private Property. Some residents/owners love hosting productions and some might shoo away any unwelcome cameras with a rifle.
If you are planning any type of production within Pioneertown other than family photos, you must have the property owner's permission in advance.
We know the difference between people shooting pictures of their friends/family and people shooting for social media, product advertising and every other type of commercial work you can think of.
Don't get caught doing anything you're not suppose to be doing anywhere you're not suppose to be!
Pioneertown is split up by many different private parties.
Say you wanted to film by the Motel and Pappy & Harriet's. You would then want to contact both the Motel and Pappy & Harriet's to confirm a proper date, time, etc.
If you're interested in filming on Mane Street:
The north-eastern half of Mane Street proper, including everything from the Film Museum to the Empty Cement Slab, is run by the Pioneertown Land Company.
You'll want to contact Nelson at (760)365-7580 to discuss availability, fees & permitting on the east end of Mane St.
If you are interested in filming anywhere other than the center of Mane Street, then you will need to contact the individual business owners to work out a deal.
This website is not affiliated with issuing or planning out permits within Pioneertown. But we hope to set you in the right direction.
The button below will take you to the Businesses In Pioneertown Page and you can use the Interactive Map if you aren't sure where something is located.