Visit Berkeley, Berkeley's Convention & Visitors Bureau and Film Office, cultivates and promotes Berkeley as a desirable destination for meetings, conventions, tour groups, leisure travelers and film production while enhancing Berkeley’s economy.
Funded by a percentage of the transient occupancy tax, Visit Berkeley assists tourists and regional visitors find what they want here. Their website features interactive maps of commercial districts as well as special deals on local hotels and restaurants.
In addition to services for visitors, Visit Berkeley facilitates Berkeley film production . The Berkeley Film Office was formed in 1994 to act as a liaison between the community and film industry. In 1999, the Film Office became a “one-stop-shop” for permit coordination and logistics and works diligently to provide a “film friendly” environment for all. Berkeley boasts some great locations, in addition to an impressive crew base including post production sound, aerial photography, film editing facilities, photo labs, recording studios, animation and visual effects and sound design.