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Tri-Valley Film Office

The Tri-Valley

Welcome to the Tri-Valley, a Bay Area gem that includes four cities, each with its own unique history and charm: Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin, and the town of Danville.

Contact Information
Justin Bower
Certified Film Liaison
(925) 846-3389

Film in the Tri-Valley

Filming in the Tri-Valley is great because we have:

  • One-stop permitting
  • An experienced staff that breaks down scripts, scouts locations, facilitates permits, and stays with projects during production
  • Empty mansions, warehouses and industrial parks in addition to neighborhoods that span every economic level and look
  • Charming downtowns that can be shot for any town USA
  • Modern office buildings
  • A local hospital that has empty space available with great interior and exterior vistas
  • One of the largest wind farms in the country
  • Rural sites and beautiful vineyards
  • County jail open to shooting
  • National laboratories which have been used for filming
  • The experienced crews of Northern California
  • County fairgrounds
  • An abundance of hotel rooms and restaurants close to all locations ranging from top of the line to more moderate crew facilities
  • The Tri-Valley is located 19 miles east of San Francisco Bay Oakland International Airport
  • Weather is production friendly. Average temperature is 73 degrees during the days with cooler nights
  • Average rainfall is around 14 inches

The California Film Commission administers the Film & Television Tax Credit Program 2.0 which provides tax credits to qualified productions that are produced in California. Program 2.0 offers tax credits to TV projects and feature films with several application periods each fiscal year.

Location and Weather


Besides the beautiful climate, The Tri-Valley is conveniently located within one hour’s drive of three major airports. Its central location makes it easy to access major transportation, including airports, train and bus terminals, and Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). Situated in the San Francisco East Bay, The Tri-Valley can offer a variety of landscapes, and is a convenient base to visit other locations.


With more than 300+ days of sun, “Sunshine You Can Count On,” isn’t just a Tri-Valley motto, it’s a way of life. Though the seasons are on the mild side in the San Francisco Bay Area, you are promised four distinct seasons in the Tri-Valley. From colors changing to nighttime temperatures, every season of the year has unique characteristics.


As the leaves are changing colors and temperatures are averaging in the 70s, Autumn is an incredible time to visit the Tri-Valley. Our vineyards are showing orange and red hues, the trees are turning and the leaves are falling in our many parks. You should still expect warm days, but keep in mind the evenings are cooling down, so you may need a light sweater.


Days are shorter and holiday lights are up in full force. Visitors will experience rainfall on occasion yet will continue to enjoy our outdoor venues such as the San Francisco Premium Outlets, Del Valle Regional Park, Mt. Diablo and our historic Wine Country. During the winter months, our rolling hills turn a beautifully bright green. You should expect mid-low 60s during the day with temperatures cooling into the 40s at night.


Springtime is the season to blossom in the Tri-Valley. Flowers and trees are blooming like crazy, our vineyards start to bud and slowly our hills begin to turn to the iconic golden coloring that represents the state of California. Visitors should expect temperatures to begin rising in May, while nights remain cool.


Remember your sunscreen! Although we experience the coastal breeze through our valleys, regional temperatures average in the 90s. You’ll find locals in our region’s family-friendly fountains and lakes to cool down while enjoying the sunshine. And let’s not forget al fresco dining, the Tri-Valley’s warm summer nights are perfect for evenings on the patio.

Location Photos

Production Guide

$1 million minimum insurance. No insurance, no filming.

Whether you’re visiting the Tri-Valley for a day, a week or a month, we have a variety of lodging options offering everything you need for a good night’s sleep. View local hotels and/or submit an RFP