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You Make Your Production. We Make It Easy. Charlotte Harbor & the Gulf Islands on Florida’s vibrant west coast is a film-friendly location that’s hosted productions from features to commercials. We provide a Film Office to help with permits and crew. The office offers instant access to government, business and the private sector, producing the decisive action necessary to facilitate the filmmaking experience and ensure your production is a successful one.

Nestled between Sarasota and Naples along Florida's Southwest Gulf Coast, Charlotte Harbor & the Gulf Islands is a growing area that still retains its peaceful nature and small town charm and hospitality.Money magazine rated Charlotte County as one of the Best Places to Live in the South and Men's Journal describes the climate as, "Utterly, tropically perfect. Always."

Free Film Office Services!

The Charlotte Harbor Florida Film Office can help you with your film, television or print production. Whether you need help with locations, crew, accommodations, permitting or any other aspect of your shoot, the film office is available to help smooth the way to a successful shoot.

For more detailed information regarding the Florida Film, Television, and Digital Media Incentive including applications, guidelines, and samples, as well as grants and other discounts click here.

Location Scouting:

Charlotte Harbor / Reel Scout: click here

Charlotte Harbor & the Gulf Islands - What It Means To You:

  • Feature film experience
  • Acknowledged "film friendly" reputation
  • Dedicated full-time film office resources
  • Myriad natural environments
  • Diverse architectural and geographic spectrum

For a Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf Islands film production permit, click here.

Feature Production Experience

Film Year Location
HOOT 2006 Boca Grande, Punta Gorda
Out of Time 2003 Placida
Tale of Two Buds 2002 Englewood
Palmetto 1998 Englewood
Gone Fishing 1997 Charlotte Harbor
Just Cause 1994 Punta Gorda
Pink Cadillac 1989 Charlotte Harbor

Contact Information:

Jerry Jones
Charlotte Harbor Florida Film Office
1700 Tamiami Trail, Unit G-2
Port Charlotte, FL 33948
941-743-2245 Fax

Film Florida Logo (2017)Film Florida - Los Angeles, CA Representative

Susan Simms
5426 Simpson Avenue
N. Hollywood, CA 91607
818-508-7747 Fax

About the Charlotte Harbor Gulf Island Coast

Florida's premier year-round eco-tourism destination, Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach, The Charlotte Harbor Gulf Island Coast, is known for its pristine, unspoiled beauty. The area has hosted seven major feature films, been featured on SAIL magazine's list of the "10 Greatest Places to Sail in the United States," ranked by Golf Digest as the "Third Best Place to Live and Play Golf in America," and rated by MONEY magazine as one of the "Best Places to Live in the South." For information about area events, activities and attractions, contact the Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach Visitor and Convention Bureau, 1700 Tamiami Trail, Suite G-2, Port Charlotte, FL; call 941-743-1900 for a free Visitor's Guide; or visit the Web site at