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Professional Filming and Photography at RDU

The Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority welcomes individuals, companies and not-for-profit organizations to apply for a permit for professional or commercial photography or filming at Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

View information regarding filming for news organizations.

Examples of professional photography and/or filming includes, but is not limited to:

  • Movie productions
  • Television productions (with the exception of bonafide news organizations)
  • Stock photography and filming
  • Music video filming
  • Student film and/or photography assignments
  • Advertising
  • Photography and video for sale
  • Promotional videos or photography

To apply for a professional filming and/or photography permit at RDU:

  • Submit a Filming/Photography Request Form at least 14 business days in advance of your desired production date.
  • RDU Commercial Filming Fees    *Fees are subject to waivers at the discretion of the Airport Authority for student and non-profit uses.                                                                                                                                 

Return forms via e-mail or mail to:

filming@rdu.com

Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority
P.O. Box 80001
RDU Airport, NC 27623

*The Airport Authority reviews all filming applications and will provide an initial response within three business days of receiving the application.