How Do You Film On Location At US Military Bases?
Pentagon approval from the Department of Defense is necessary in order to film on location at US military bases. Many film or TV projects apply for military support, but the Pentagon declines most film requests the office receives every year. Geographic factors are one reason for rejection. When much of a film is being shot in another country, the military cannot help with production support. All military base filming is free to taxpayers. Filmmakers are responsible for reimbursing the military base’s overhead expenses. Send five copies of the finished script for military approval. The process of getting military approval begins at the script stage. The military frowns on stories that include coverups, conspiracies or characters who involve the news media due to perceived internal military indifference. On the other hand, flawed characters that happen to make poor decisions are fine. As long as the story proves the military system works and clear consequences for bad actions are shown,