Production Companies

For all Production Companies, we require a filming permit, a Certificate of Insurance and a Use of Premises Contract.  Please note that these may need to be adjusted based on each particular situation so please contact us.

Please read the following carefully.

Production companies requesting to film at Flip Flop Ranch must submit the following insurance documentation:

Certificate(s) of Insurance as evidence of General Liability, Automobile Liability as well as Aircraft Liability (if auto or aircraft will be used).  The certificate(s) must be in U.S. dollars.

Certificate Holder:

Flip Flop Ranch

PO Box 1187
Lucerne Valley, CA 92356

Limit Requirements

  • General Liability: coverage in an amount not less than $1,000,000 for each occurrence.
  • Automobile Liability: “Owned”, “Hired” and “Non-Owned” coverage in an amount not less than $1,000,000 for each accident. (No Automobile Liability coverage is required if no vehicle is used in or for filming.)
  • Workers Compensation: Statutory Workers Compensation and Employers’ Liability with a limit of $1,000,000 is required.   If a company has no employees, a Workers Compensation waiver letter must be submitted (please create your own document based on the attached sample).
  • Aircraft Liability: coverage in an amount not less than $5,000,000 for each accident.
  • Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS): see section below for insurance requirements.

On the Certificate of Insurance under “Description of Operations/Locations/Vehicles”, the policy(ies) (except on Workers Compensation) must be endorsed to include: “Flip Flop Ranch, including its officers, agents, employees and servants is named as additional insured, with respect to liability arising out of the operations related to filming on Flip Flop Ranch owned or operated property.”

Insurance Coverage For The Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)

As detailed above, a production entity that wished to film on state property must provide the ranch with a certificate of insurance evidencing coverage of General Liability, Workers Compensation and Automobile Liability.  If the production’s proposed activities include the use of a drone, additional aerial coverage must be provided by the UAS operator.  The additional requirements are to provide:

1) Proof of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) coverage (listing the specific aircraft to be used) with a limit of at least $2,000,000. This can be submitted in one of two ways:

a. If UAS coverage is being added to a general liability policy, there must be a separate endorsement showing proof of UAS coverage.

b. If the coverage is coming from an aviation-specific insurance carrier (such as Global Aerospace), a separate policy endorsement is not necessary, as the entire policy represents the UAS coverage.


If you are applying for a permit for a student film, a certificate of insurance will be required from your school along with proof of enrollment (for the student submitting the application).


  • The name of the production company must match the name of the insured on the certificate of insurance.
  • If you have any questions about these requirements, contact your insurance broker as soon as possible.  Please note that if proper proof of insurance is not submitted in a timely manner, it could delay issuance of your permit, and PERMITS CANNOT BE RELEASED UNTIL PROOF OF INSURANCE HAS BEEN SUBMITTED.


If you do not already have an insurance broker who specializes in entertainment insurance and/or short-term policies, this link will take you to a list of brokers – ones who can provide either a short- or long-term policy based on your needs. Please note that inclusion on this list does not imply an endorsement by the California Film Commission.

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The Farmers

  • Serina is the hair brained schemer of the family, pushing for new innovations and always trying new things.  With her doctorate in relationships (marital and family therapy), she enjoys the hospitality aspect of the business.
  • Lisa is the foundation and the strength of the family.  She helps with paperwork, taxes and guests.  Lisa also helps train the farms bloodhounds for police work.
  • Tashelle is the mechanic of the family. If something’s broke she’ll fix it.
  • Thomas is the muscles.  If there’s something heavy, he moves it.  He’s also great with guests. Everybody loves Thomas!


Key Features of the Ranch

Year we started farming:  2003

Acreage:  143 acres

Type of Operation:  Flip Flop Ranch is a diversified family-run farm operation, specializing in pasture-raised meat, educational tours and guest ranch.

  • Healthy farm fresh meat
  • Farmstay/guest ranch for overnight guests to experience farm life
  • Tours for community groups, schools and families
  • Classes to teach people about farming

Farming philosophy:

Committed to raising healthy and sustainable food to feed the local High Desert community, Flip Flop Ranch prides itself on prioritizing our children who will inherit our landscape by raising produce, eggs and livestock in as sustainable a manner as possible with no chemical or pesticide use.

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