TUC Licensing

Filming Prices

Thank you for considering CSUN for your film project. Below are our filming rates and associated costs for filming on campus. 


The Soraya (Valley Performing Arts Center) &
Extended Learning Commons

Per 14 Hour-Day Hourly Rates (Min. 4 Hours)
 FilmingPrep & Strike FilmingPrep & Strike
FEATURE FILM$13,200$7,700 $990$495
TELEVISION$8,800$5,500 $660$330
COMMERCIAL$7,700$4,400 $605$319
WEB / VIDEO$6,600$3,450 $525$275
STILL PHOTOGRAPHY$5,500$2,475 $440$220

The Soraya - Great Hall 
A state of the art building which boasts a 1600-seater performance hall equipped with the latest in acoustical system and impressive design features perfect to host theatre, orchestra and dance performances.



CAMPUS FACILITIESPer 14 Hour Day Hourly Rates (Min. 4 Hours)
 FilmingPrep & Strike FilmingPrep & Strike
FEATURE FILM$5,625$2,342 $505$210
TELEVISION$5,065$2,085 $455$190
COMMERCIAL$4,500$1,800 $405$165
WEB / VIDEO$3,375$1,465 $305$135
STILL PHOTOGRAPHY$2,250$1,125 $205$100


These are hard costs associated with services provided to production/film crews.

  • Police Services - $89 per hour
  • Parking Officer - $48 per hour
  • Liaisons - $50 per hour 
  • Event Staff - $21 per hour
  • PPM/Custodial - Varies
  • Parking: Autos - $9 per day
  • Parking: Trucks, Trailers, Vans - $30 to $52 per vehicle

*Standard pricing applies to low impact events.
*Prices may be adjusted for Holidays and Events that significantly impact the CSUN campus.



  1. All Events require a Certificate of Liability Insurance with $2 million (or more) aggregate coverage, and a separate insured endorsement page naming California State University, Northridge and The University Corporation as "additional insureds."
  2. USE OF MULTIPLE LOCATIONS ON SAME DAY. Facility fees will be assessed for use of each Major Location. (Smaller locations, such as a classrooms, or an outside lawn area, may be bundled as one Major Location.) In the case of multiple camera crews working in different locations, a police officer and a liaison will be assigned to each location and billed accordingly.
  3. The CSUN Department of Police Services determines the need for and number of required police officers.
  4. CSUN students are not charged with filming fees for student class projects approved by the Cinema & Television Director. Please note that permit letter from the CTVA Director is required at all times during filming.
  5. Students from other schools and universities must submit a letter from their instructor detailing the class project. The Student must present their student ID card to the Licensing Office and submit their script. The Student is also required to submit insurance and sign an agreement that the film will not be used for commercial purposes. The cost to the student will be a $500 facility fees per day, $86.00 per hour for Police Officer to escort them while filming, and other direct cost or administrative fees.



Event venue rental only (no filming) by outside organizations:
Contact the Licensing Office at (818) 677-6572. Please complete the "Event Request Form" and email to  

Community organizations and private individuals
Please contact the Licensing Office at (818) 677-2628/-6572.

Events involving exclusively CSUN faculty, staff or students
Please contact the Matador Involvement Center at (818) 677-5111

News Events or Documentaries
Please contact the Public Relations Office at (818) 677-2130