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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles / Unmanned Aerial Camera Platforms / Drones

Employee / Guest-Owned Drones

Drones (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) owned by employees or guests of WB are not permitted, and may not be operated on the WB Main Lot or Ranch Lot for purposes of recreation, rehearsing, testing or for actual production work.


Production / FAA Authorized Commercial UAV Companies

  • 1.
    Approval for the use of UAVs may be granted after review by WB Office & Production Services department 818-954-6777 and S&EA 818-954-2890
  • 2.
    All Productions intending to use UAV either for an interior or exterior scene must complete the “Warner Bro Studio Facilities Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Notification Form” and submit it to Office & Production Services and S&EA at least three days in advance of any intended use.
  • 3.
    All Productions intending to use a UAV either for an interior or exterior scene must use an FAA Authorized Vendor. The most current list of FAA Authorized Vendors may be found at: https://www.faa.gov/uas/advanced_operations/section_333/authorizations_granted/ *Enter “Motion Picture” in the Filter Exemptions field for a complete listing.
  • 4.
    The S&EA maintains a list of UAV Companies that WB has worked with in the past and can provide guidance in selecting a vendor familiar with WB and MPAA Unmanned Aerial Systems Summary.
  • 5.
    All Productions intending to use a UAV must comply with the “MPAA Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAV) Summary”.
  • 6.
    Both the Warner Bro Studio Operations Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Notification Form and MPAA Unmanned Aerial Systems Summary are contained in this section.

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