Filming in McKinney

A Rich Shooting Location


Find out what filmmakers have discovered over the years - McKinney has a variety of locations that lend an authentic flavor for filming projects. Need to film in a charming historic downtown? Want picturesque hometown streets from a bygone era? Are ball fields in the script? Wide open spaces? McKinney has all this and more.

You may recognize familiar scenes around McKinney in some of the city’s most memorable cameos on the big screen. Did you know that the 1974 film classic Benji, about the lovable canine with the uncanny knack for being in the right place at the right time, was filmed right here in McKinney? Our town has also played the site of scenes from FOX’s drama Prison Break, HGTV and NBC’s popular entrepreneur competition show, Shark Tank. Come take a look – you never know when you might stumble across the perfect location for your next great blockbuster, filmed right here in McKinney.

We welcome your inquiry. To begin, fill out our filming permit application. For questions, please contact Officer Keith Coleman at the McKinney Police Department by email or phone at 972-547-2796.