UAS/Drone Filming Update

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In June the state of California became a part of the Low Altitude and Notification Capability (LAANC), a new program offered by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to assist UAS/drone operators with obtaining airspace authorizations for commercial flying. Prior to LAANC, airspace authorization approvals took up between 90-120 days. Now, in many circumstances, the authorizations can be approved in minutes. … Read More

‘Main & Spring Forward Project’ September 10th – 30th

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FilmL.A. just received notice that construction associated with the ‘Main and Spring Forward Project‘ began this week and will continue through September 30th, 2018. During this time, requests for production activity on Spring Street that include posting, lane closures and/or exterior activity will need to be reviewed and approved on a case by case basis. Additionally, on September 22nd and September 23rd, the … Read More

Plan Ahead for the LA Phil 100 x CicLAvia Event on September 30th

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On Sunday, September 30th, 2018, CicLAvia is partnering with the LA Phil and Community Arts Resources (CARS) to host LA Phil 100 x CicLAvia.  During the event roadways between the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Downtown Los Angeles and the Hollywood Hub & Stage on  Hollywood Blvd. will be closed from 9am, with most streets reopening at 4pm. Intended to … Read More

Fire Safety Officer (FSO) Rate Increase

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The Los Angeles County Fire Department has notified FilmL.A. of an increase in hourly fees for Fire Safety Officers (FSOs).  The revised fee schedule is as follows:   Fire Safety Officer INCREASE EFFECTIVE 08/29/2018 Hourly Rate (4 hour min.): $172.15 an hour   (Prior Rate $166.24 an hour)        For questions about the new fees or for answers to general production … Read More

FilmL.A. Issues Fifth Annual Feature Film Study

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FilmL.A. has released a new report prepared by its research division. The 2017 Feature Film Study analyzes the 100 highest-performing U.S. feature films released theatrically last year, identifying where these films were made and how much was spent to produce them. The report also examines five-year trends in feature production including physical production, postproduction and animation. Total production spending for 2017’s top … Read More

Parking Guidelines for Venice Beach Parking Lots

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The Department of Beaches and Harbors has informed FilmL.A. of an update to the policy when utilizing the Venice Beach Parking Lots. Effective immediately all production companies requesting to park at the Washington Blvd., Venice Blvd., and Rose Ave. parking lots will need to adhere to the following guidelines: A parking monitor will be assigned to all Venice lots in … Read More

On-Location Feature Production Rises for Second Consecutive Quarter

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On-location filming in Greater Los Angeles slid 5.2 percent in the second quarter of 2018, according to a FilmL.A. report released today. In all, 8,978 Shoot Days (SD)* were logged during the period, including all filming categories tracked by the nonprofit. On-location Feature production is up for a second consecutive quarter. “We are grateful for the continued positive impact of … Read More

Notice of FilmL.A. Fee Increase, Effective July 1, 2018

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FilmL.A. will implement a revised fee schedule for new permit applications received on or after July 1, 2018.  The Film & Television industry requested that FilmL.A. update its fees on a more incremental  basis rather than accumulate CPI (Consumer Price Index for the Los Angeles Region) increases over time. The new schedule will reflect raises to FilmL.A.’s standard fees (last … Read More

Ciclavia in The Valley – June 24th

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On Sunday, June 24th, 2018, the Metropolitan Transit Authority (METRO) will host CicLAvia – The Valley.  Beginning at 9 am, Van Nuys Bl. between San Fernando Rd. and Roscoe Bl. will be closed to vehicular traffic allowing access for pedestrians and cyclists. Intended to create a stronger sense of community, CicLAvia closes streets for residents to run, walk, bicycle, or skate upon, … Read More