Best Places to Live and Work as a MovieMaker, 2024 | MovieMaker Magazine












SOURCE: MovieMaker Magazine | Deirdre McCarrick, Tim Molloy, & Margeaux Sippell
January 18, 2024

This list isn’t about obvious choices. It’s about helping you make the best decisions for you — about the best places to live and work as a moviemaker.

Generally speaking, the best and most obvious places for filmmakers to live and work are Los Angeles and New York City. This is so obvious that years ago, we moved them to our Best Places Hall of Fame. We don’t feel like we even need to tell you how terrific they are in terms of their huge film and TV industry presence, endless networking opportunities, and full-hearted embrace of cinematic culture.

To that end, make sure your new home has a thriving film scene, in terms of festivals and tax incentives and truly indie, DIY filmmaking. Make friends. Make things. Do favors. Collect favors. Help shoot a friend’s short film one weekend so that they’ll help shoot yours next month.