Bob Hope Airport is Ready for Its Close UP


Burbank Bob Hope Airport and the City of Burbank partnered to sponsor a filming open house earlier this month in a bid to attract more location film shoots in the city and at the Airport. Burbank Mayor Emily Gabel-Luddy and Airport Executive Director Dan Feger welcomed over 60 location scouts and managers and for a behind-the-scenes tour, where they were allowed to take photos of the Airport and its surroundings.

The scouts were introduced to the Airport’s many advantages as a filming location, including close proximity to the major studios, a streamlined filming application process, reasonable costs, 24-hour availability and a variety of in-terminal, airfield and hangar spaces available for use.

The Airport reopened to filming last year after a lengthy hiatus that followed the events of September 11, 2001. The renewed availability of the Airport for filming met with an enthusiastic response, and on-site shoots to date have included Sophia Coppola’s film The Bling Ring; episodes of Arrested Development, NCIS: Los Angeles, Grey’s Anatomy and CSI; and commercials for Vitamin Water, AT&T and Hot Wheels.

“Burbank Bob Hope Airport really is the gateway to Hollywood, and we want to get the word out to the film production community that it has an exciting location to work with once again,” Feger said.  “The Airport supports the entertainment industry, and is geared up to make filming here easy and efficient.”

The Airport’s Commercial Film, Video and Photography Guidelines, filming application and photos of filming locations are available on the Airport’s website. Questions about the filming process may be directed to Madeleine Zavala or David Freedman at (818) 840-8840.