Location scout resources for the southern U.S. State of Mississippi
including film office information, facts, news, other references and data of interest to location scouts, location managers and other production personnel.
From initial contact to wrap, you can expect the assistance of our Mississippi Film Office: location scouting and research; pre-production help with casting, extras, crew, equipment; trouble-shooting during production and wrap; we will work with you every step of the way. We can offer a diversity of locations for your Mississippi film: the white sand beaches along the Gulf of Mexico, the panoramic agricultural expanse of the Delta along the Mississippi River, the rolling hills of the historic Natchez Trace, the grandeur of the many antebellum homes throughout the State. River communities, town squares and railroad cities reach from the early 1800’s to the 1920’s and ’30’s, while modern cities, industrial complexes and universities reach toward the future.
- Mississippi Film Office Film Locations & Production Guide
- Mississippi Film Office Film Motion Picture Incentive Program
Mississippi is a U.S. state located in the Southern United States. Jackson is the state capital and largest city. The name of the state derives from the Mississippi River, which flows along its western boundary, whose name comes from the Ojibwe word misi-ziibi (“Great River”). Mississippi is the 32nd most extensive and the 31st most populous of the 50 United States. The state is heavily forested outside of the Mississippi Delta area, which was cleared for cotton cultivation in the 19th century. Today, its catfish aquaculture farms produce the majority of farm-raised catfish consumed in the United States. The state symbol is the Magnolia grandiflora tree.
Location Scout Resource: Tupelo (MS) Film Commission
The Tupelo Film Commission which was established in 1989 is experienced with over 14 years in working with filmmakers. The Commission falls under the umbrella of the Tupelo Convention & Visitors Bureau, is a member of AFCI and works closely with the MS State Film Office.
- Check out the slide show of very kewl locations for filming on the TFC page
- Tupelo, MS is the birthplace of Elvis Presley!
- MS State Film Office
- Mississippi location scouts
- yours truly has Jackson, MS roots
Tupelo is the largest city in and the county seat of Lee County, Mississippi. It is the seventh largest city in the state of Mississippi, smaller than Meridian, and larger than Greenville. As of the 2000 United States Census, the city’s population was 34,211. By 2010, the population was 34,546, with surrounding counties of Lee, Pontotoc and Itawamba supporting a population of 146,131. The city is best known as the birthplace of Elvis Presley. Situated in northeast Mississippi, the city lies between Memphis, Tennessee, and Birmingham, Alabama, along U.S. Route 78 — slated to become Interstate 22 within a few years.