Pan African Film & Arts Festival Celebrates 25 Years

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In February, FilmL.A. partnered with the Pan African Film & Arts Festival (PAFF-LA). The 2017 festival marked the festival’s 25th year and FilmL.A.’s fourth year as a co-sponsor. PAFF-LA is America’s largest and most prestigious celebration of black film. Annually, PAFF-LA showcases more than 150 quality new films and features artwork from over 100 fine artists and craftspersons. For 2017, PAFF-LA … Read More

Made in Hollywood Honors Highlights L.A. Made Projects

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In February, FilmL.A. was proud to support the sixth annual Made in Hollywood Honors (MIHH), together with the Los Angeles City Council and seven other MIHH partner organizations. The Honors took place on the Heart of Hollywood Terrace at 1600 VINE in Hollywood. FilmL.A. has participated at the sponsor level for four years. The MIHH program salutes films nominated for Academy Awards® … Read More

Local Projects and Professionals Shine at 22nd Annual COLA Awards

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The California On Location Awards (COLAs) is the premiere awards program saluting location professionals for demonstrating professional excellence while working on location in the State of California. Hosted by the Film Liaisons in California, Statewide (FLICS), COLA salutes Location Managers, Locations Teams, as well as City, County, State and Federal public employees for their efforts to assist filmmakers working in … Read More

2016-17 Holiday Filming Restrictions

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2016 – 2017 Holiday filming restrictions and moratoriums for FilmL.A. served areas are as follows:   City of Los Angeles In an effort to reduce the impacts of construction, events and filming to businesses and merchants that rely on revenue generated during the holiday season, the City of Los Angeles implements a relaxation of production activity in commercial districts from … Read More

FilmL.A. Partners with NewFilmmakers LA for On-Location Video Project!

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NewFilmmakers Los Angeles, a non-profit organization that showcases innovative works by emerging filmmakers, hosted its annual “On Location: The Los Angeles Video Project” event this month. The Los Angeles Video Project is a community outreach multimedia program that celebrates L.A.’s creative filmmaking talent. The program invites local filmmakers to “share their L.A.,” offering a insider perspective into our diverse, cosmopolitan … Read More

Greater Los Angeles Region Recognizes 12 Local Emmy Award Wins

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In September, L.A.’s entertainment community paused to celebrate its most outstanding television projects with the 68th annual Emmy Awards.  L.A. based film and television productions were nominated in top categories including Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.  By the end … Read More

FilmL.A. Participates in 4th Annual Sundance NEXT FEST

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FilmL.A. recently served as co-sponsor of the Sundance NEXT FEST which took place in Downtown Los Angeles.  The Sundance NEXT FEST is a summer festival celebrating film, music, and the renegade spirit of independent artists.  This year’s festival marked FilmL.A.’s third year as a sponsor. This year, the festival featured six bold new films, previously screened at the 2016 Sundance … Read More

FAA Implements Part 107, Effective 8/29/16

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has implemented new guidelines to govern the use of Unmanned Aircraft (UAs). Regulation Part 107 is the FAA’s continuing effort to integrate Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) operations into the National Airspace System (NAS) as mandated by Congress. The regulations of Part 107 were tailored to address the risks associated with small UAS operations in NAS. … Read More

68th Annual Emmy® Award Nominations Revealed!

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In July, the Television Academy announced the nominations for the 68th annual Emmy® Awards.  The announcement was made during a live broadcast at the Academy’s nominations breakfast. Local television projects received a number of nominations which marked milestones for the region.  The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story received 22 total nominations, making the mini-series this year’s second largest nomination … Read More