The following documents outline the guidelines and fees for photo and film production crews who wish to use the Aquarium of the Pacific as a location/or use animals and staff for shooting all or part of feature films, television commercials, television series, music videos, print advertisements, documentaries, etc.
The first step is to submit a proposal. Once your proposal has been approved, please download, print, and send the signed and completed document to us via scan/email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to Marilyn Padilla (562) 590-3109. We will also need a certificate of insurance as detailed in the policy and a copy of your City permit.
Aquarium of the Pacific Location Checklist
To secure your date:
- Submit a film/photo shoot proposal
- Provide the fully-executed Aquarium Location Policy/Addendum A
- Submit a certificate of insurance. (Must include as detailed in Addendum A of the Aquarium’s Location Agreement:
• $1 million in general liability, workers comp, and auto
• Include the following wording in the description section “A waiver of subrogation is granted in favor of the additional insured”
• The additional insured section must include the following wording “Aquarium of the Pacific and the City of Long Beach, and their Officers, Employees, and Volunteers”
- Provide your billing information. (Company name, address, phone, fax, and contact name and contact phone)
- Provide a copy of your script. (For reality television an episode synopsis or outline / For photography a storyboard or mockup).
- Provide a copy of your COVID-19 safety protocols and safety/sanitation plan for your shoot at the Aquarium.
Prior to filming:
- Schedule a Technical Scout (one week prior)(done virtually or if approved to be done in person, restrictions apply such as limits on the number of people)
- Provide a copy of your City of Long Beach permit. Contact Long Beach Special Events and Filming
- Full payment
Phone: (562) 570-5333
Fax: (562) 570-5335
Additional paperwork may be required depending on the nature of the shoot, i.e. copy of open water SCUBA dive certification and signed dive waiver for SCUBA/snorkeling, signed Animal Encounter Agreement for interacting with the sea lions, sea otters, sharks, or penguins, etc.