Code of Conduct for Cast and Crew

Marsh Lake
Marsh Lake

The production company and general public appreciate your cooperation and assistance in upholding the Code of Conduct.

  1. Bylaw: As a courtesy, when filming within any municipality in Yukon, please contact the Manager of Bylaw Services or relevant authority to discuss your production requirements – i.e. parking, snow removal/addition, road closures etc.
  2. Notifications: When filming in a neighbourhood or business district, proper notification is to be provided to each merchant or resident directly affected by filming activity (this includes parking, base camps and filming areas). The filming notice shall include:
    • Name of production company
    • Type of production (i.e. feature film, movie of the week, TV Pilot, series etc.)
    • Type and duration, and description of activity (i.e. times, dates and number of days, including preparation and strike.)
  3. Vehicles: Production vehicles arriving on location in or near a residential neighbourhood shall not enter the area before the time stated in the Location Agreement. Production vehicles shall park one by one, turning off engines as soon as possible. Cast and crew vehicles shall observe designated parking areas noted by location managers. This shall appear on the call sheet map. Filming may only take place during the times noted on the Location Agreement. Please be aware that any filming within the City of Whitehorse may only occur between the hours of 7:00 AM and 11:00 PM. An extension of these hours requires a survey of the surrounding residents and receipt of majority approval (written where possible, name and address noted if home owner/tenant has no objection but does not wish to sign). Once a majority approval has been received, you must apply to the City Manager for an Extension. Other municipalities have similar bylaws.
  4. Towing: Moving or towing of any vehicle is prohibited without the express permission of the owner of the vehicle. If the vehicle is parked in violation, please contact the relevant authority to have it removed.
  5. Parking: It is up to the production company to make alternate parking arrangements for residents, whose parking is displaced by filming activity. Relocating vehicles by towing to accommodate filming or parking will not be permitted.
  6. Driveways: Production vehicles shall not block or park in driveways without the express permission of the owner and/or Manager of By-Law Services.
  7. Signage: Highly visible signage shall be posted if traffic (both pedestrian and vehicular) is being rerouted. All cables and similar items are to be channelled neatly and safely.
  8. Trespassing: Cast and Crew shall not trespass on residents’ or merchants’ property. They must remain within the boundaries of the property that has been used for filming.
  9. Alcohol: No beverages containing alcohol will be consumed on public property.
  10. Meals: Cast and crew meals shall be confined to the area designated in the location agreement. Individuals shall eat within their designated meal area. All trash must be disposed of properly upon completion of the meal. All catering craft service, construction, strike and personal trash must be removed from the location, ensuring that all locations are returned to their original condition.
  11. Smoking: Cast and crew shall observe designated smoking area and always extinguish cigarettes in the appropriate containers.
  12. Landscape: Removing, trimming and/or cutting of vegetation are prohibited unless approved in writing by the relevant authority or property owner.
  13. Street Signs: Film crew shall not remove any street signs without the expressed permission of the relevant authority. In some cases, only municipal staff or the staff of Yukon Government, can do this.
  14. Noise: Every member of the cast and crew shall keep noise levels as low as possible at all times. Cast and crew will refrain from the use of lewd or improper language.
  15. Clothing: Film company employees shall wear appropriate clothing while on location (e.g. t-shirts with offensive slogans or logos are not acceptable).
  16. Public Display: Crew shall not display signs, posters or pictures on vehicles that members of the public may find offensive or objectionable (e.g. material containing vulgar language or sexual content).
  17. Badges: Every member of the crew shall wear a production pass (badge) when required by the location.
  18. Guests & Pets: The cast and crew shall not bring guests or pets to the location, unless expressly authorized in advance by the production company.
  19. Local Laws: The production company will comply at all times with applicable federal, territorial and municipal laws while filming in Yukon.