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Filming at DePaul

DePaul has strict guidelines for on-campus filming by non-university and commercial entities, including filming of movies, commercials and television shows. All non-university or commercial entities requesting permission to film on campus should direct requests to Russell Dorn (contact information below) in University Marketing and Communications.

Faculty, staff and students are allowed to film on campus for academic projects, intended exclusively for classroom use. These requests do not require approval from University Marketing and Communications. If the film is not exclusively for classroom use, and it will be externally distributed (i.e., film festival, non-DePaul television station, YouTube, or purchased by an outside producer or distributor) then approval must come from University Marketing and Communications.

Student film request questions can be directed to the CDM Production Office at production@cdm.depaul.edu or by callingĀ 312-362-6862. Students should also refer to the DePaul policy on student filming/photography for academic purposes on campus for more information.


Requests to University Marketing and Communications should include answers to the following questions:

  • When would you like filming to take place on campus?
  • What is the duration of filming (how many hours per day)?
  • In what locations will filming occur/does a location need to be scouted?
  • What is the size of the film crew?
  • How much equipment will the crew have?
  • What is the scope of the project (will a script or treatment be shared)?
  • Will you meet the minimum requirement for insurance and agree to provide a certificate of insurance?
  • Is DePaul represented by mention of name or likeness?
For additional questions or to submit a film request, contact:

Russell Dorn, Manager, News & Integrated Content

Phone: 312-362-7128

rdorn@depaul.edu