Santa Clarita is rolling out the red carpet for its storied movie ranches.
The City Council for the suburban community in northern Los Angeles County recently approved a new zoning designation intended to promote filming on local ranches within a 30-mile radius.
The designation establishes standard rules for shooting on the ranches, 10 of which are located in Santa Clarita. It will allow owners to build soundstages and other production-related facilities on their property without obtaining special permission. Additionally, ranch owners won't have to reapply for a special film-use permit every 10 years.
-- Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times
Photo: Crew from the TV drama "NCIS" film in Santa Clarita's Summit Park. Credit: Kelli Lajer / Santa Clarita Film Office.