Birmingham shortens permit approval process to attract filmmakers to the city

Birmingham has made it a little easier for would-be productions coming to town by speeding up the permit approval process.

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On Jan. 5, the City Commission took the first step toward attracting
more production companies to the city by adopting new regulations for
production filming, including a four- to seven-day permit approval
process.

“One of the things that we heard loud and
clear from pretty much every single area we researched was that the
film industry works on a very quick turnaround. While we’re not
interested in a two-hour approval process, where we don’t get to check
it out with all the city departments to avoid any potential problems,
we do want to have a quick turnaround,” Planning Director Jana Ecker
said.

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