Location Scout Spotlight: Iowa
Resources and news regarding media production in the State of Iowa of specific interest to location scouts.
Iowa Film Office
600 E Locust, Des Moines, IA 50319
Film@iowa.gov (515) 281-5111
Possibly Film Locations in Iowa
Our company is based in Iowa because of the exceptional economic development program that the State of Iowa Film Commission has enacted to encourage TV and Film Production,” Weiner said in an electronic message. “We might not have considered Iowa for the location if it were not for this program, but Iowa has turned out to be a Field of Dreams.
Iowa is a U.S. state located in the Midwestern United States, an area often referred to as the “American Heartland”. Iowa was a part of the French colony of New France. After the Louisiana Purchase, settlers laid the foundation for an agriculture-based economy in the heart of the Corn Belt. Iowa is often known as the “Food Capital of the World”.
In the latter half of the 20th century, Iowa’s agricultural economy transitioned to a diversified economy of advanced manufacturing, processing, financial services, biotechnology, and green energy production. Iowa is the 26th most extensive in land area and the 30th most populous of the 50 United States. Its capital and largest city is Des Moines. Iowa has been listed as one of the safest states in which to live.