Broadcast studios and services

Filming on campus

Real Estate Development & Portfolio administers the Berkeley Campus Filming Program for a wide variety of commercial film shoots which are conducted on the Berkeley campus by outside companies. University departments that have been contacted by production companies or location scouts should direct all inquiries to Contract Administrator, Barb Evans at or (510) 642-9942. Each request to film will be considered on a case-by-case basis, carefully weighing the production company’s location needs against the University’s ability to accommodate those needs without disruption to the campus. For more information, visit the VC Real Estate site.

Inquiries for documentary and/or educational videos by outside companies should contact Roxanne Makasdjian at or (510) 642-6051.

Broadcast media relations

For assistance in arranging access to on-campus studios, campus video footage, expert faculty, and seeking required permission for shooting long-form news, educational, and documentary productions on campus*, contact:

Roxanne Makasdjian
Director of broadcast communications
(510) 642-6051

* For commercial and dramatic film productions, contact Real Estate Services.

North Gate Hall studio

Operated by: The Graduate School of Journalism
Location: North Gate Hall
Radio: Audio booth with ISDN line for live or taped recording
Television: Single-camera HD studio with fiber connection for live or taped recording and video feeds
Booking and rates: Jim Richards, Broadcast Studio Manager, Studio booking phone: (510) 643-7927; Studio booking cellphone: (510) 501-7713; Studio email:

Dwinelle Hall studio

Operated by: Educational Technology Services (ETS)
Location: 111 Dwinelle Hall
Video production: HD multi-camera studio; production & post-production services (no satellite, fiber, or ISDN phone line capability)
Audio recording services: broadcast-quality audio recording
Booking and rates: Jon Schainker,, (510) 507-2416
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