The Yosemite / Madera County StoryThe Yosemite / Madera County Film Commission, representing Madera County and the southern Yosemite area, has the goal of enhancing awareness of the unique features and filming qualities of the region to the Los Angeles area film, television and advertising community as well as filmmakers worldwide. Encompassing locations ranging from the sea level San Joaquin Valley to the 10,000+ foot peaks of the southern Yosemite area, we offer every location imaginable.
The southern Yosemite area, only 4 1/2 hours from Hollywood, is best known as the southern entrance to spectacular Yosemite National Park, but also offers a diversity of locations virtually unmatched in California; ranches, 30's, 40's and 50ís style buildings and homes, vineyards, suburban neighborhoods, mid -western farms and 1880ís ghost towns. In the southern Yosemite area, it is only a short distance from the farmlands of the San Joaquin valley and the banks of the Fresno River to the snow capped peaks and alpine meadows of the Sierra.
The climate is almost perfect - 300+ days of sunshine per year, snow on the ground from November to May in some areas and four distinct seasons. Accessibility from L.A. is easy and quick - Itís almost all freeway driving up I-5 and CA. 99 and regular scheduled airline service is available through Fresno Yosemite International Airport located only minutes from Madera County.
With a friendly staff and a full time film commissioner to assist in location scouting, to arrange inexpensive accommodations, secure technical support and act as liaison to ease the paperwork and details, the Yosemite / Madera County Film Commission is ready for YOUR business.