Campus Filming Production Fee

This fee grants you a license to film on the USC campus and includes one USC Campus Filming liaison to assist you during all aspects of production, including pre-production scouting, walk-throughs, tech scouts, and day-of oversight. These fees are charged from the arrival of the first production vehicle to the departure of the last production vehicle. All other costs, including location rental fees, USC location representatives (for Doheny Library or Lyon Center for instance), security, etc. are separate.

  • Still Photography: $225/hour (50% of rate after 15 hours)
  • Internet Spots/Industrials: $300/hour (50% of rate after 15 hours)
  • Television Series: $475/hour (50% of rate after 15 hours)
  • Commercials/Mini-Series/Movies of the Week: $550/hour (50% of rate after 15 hours)
  • Feature Film: $675/hour (50% of rate after 15 hours)
  • Spec Spots/Documentaries/PSAs: Price based on size of shoot
  • Set-Up/Strike Days: 50% of the above listed fee for your type of production

Location Rental Fees

Note that some locations below require site representatives at an additional fee. Fees listed are subject to change without notification.

Interior Locations

  • Bovard Auditorium: $750/hour, plus personnel
  • Classrooms/Lecture Halls: $200/hour
  • Town and Gown (ballroom/formal dining room): $3,000/day
  • Libraries: Quote available upon request

Athletic Facilities

  • Baseball Stadium (without dugout): $2,400/day plus personnel
  • Basketball Gyms: $3,150/day (large);$1,500/day (small)
  • Jones Football Practice Field (no bleachers): $1,500/day
  • Brittingham (Intramural) Field: $1,200/day
  • Pools:
    • Diving: $1,800/day plus personnel
    • Olympic: $2,400/day plus personnel
    • Indoor (PED building): $1,800/day plus personnel
  • Racquetball Courts – Newer: $180/day
  • Racquetball Courts – Older: $75/day
  • Tennis Stadium: $1,200/day
  • Tennis Court (individual): $25/hour per court
  • Tennis Courts (all): $900/day
  • Soccer Field: $2,100/day
  • Track and Field: $175/hour (track only); $2,100/day (field included)
  • Galen Center: Quote available upon request

Exterior Locations

  • Parking structure: $12 per space
  • Walkways: $65 per hour
  • Small parks: $65 per hour
  • Large parks: $125 per hour
  • Courtyards: $65 per hour
  • Quads: $160 per hour
  • Small plazas: $65 per hour
  • Large plazas: $125-$160 per hour

Personnel Fees

  • Campus Filming Liaison: The services of one liaison are included in Campus Filming production fee (prep/day of/post production).
  • Additional Liaison: $75 per hour overtime rates apply after 8 hours (needed if production is over 50 people or utilizing more than one location)
  • Student Assistant Liaison: $50 per hour overtime rates apply after 8 hours(needed if production is over 75 people or utilizing more than two locations)
  • USC Security: $45-$65 per hour, per officer
  • Site Manager: $35 per hour (in effect if a location requires that a member of their own staff be present during filming)
  • Lifeguard: $15-$20 per hour (at least two required when filming in or around a pool)

Parking Fees

  • Parking spaces: $12 per vehicle
  • Barricaded parking spaces: $13.80 per vehicle
  • On-campus open space: $12 per vehicle
  • Metered spaces: $50 per meter per day
  • Yellow zones: $50 per day per 8′ space
  • Red zone: $75 per day
  • Gate attendant (required outside of regular gate hours): $35 per hour

Operations and Maintenance Fees

An hourly fee ranging from $25 to $100 per hour will be charged for any maintenance-related work. This includes  air conditioning, fountains, or exterior light controls. These services must be requested at least 48 hours prior to the first day of production. An itemized list of services and prices is available upon request.

Cancellation Fee

A fee equal to 50% of all Campus Filming-related fees (prep/strike, production, rush, personnel) will be charged if the cancellation occurs after the contract has been signed or within 4 working days of the scheduled shoot (excluding weekends), regardless of if a contract is in affect or not. If the cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the scheduled shoot, all fees will be billed at 100%. In either case, if any location has been reserved or any departmental personnel booked (aside from those within the Campus Filming office), those fees will be billed at their full rate.

Rush Fee

In order to ensure that all approvals are received and that your shoot is arranged to your expectations, we required that a fully completed application be submitted to our office no less than 7 working days prior to the first day or prep day of shooting. We also require that a final tech scout be done no less than 4 working days prior to the first day of prep or shoot. Should either of these items occur later than these deadlines, a per item rush fee of 10% of your Campus Filming Production Fee will be charged.

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