California Tops for TV in 2018, Finds FilmLA Research Report

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Today, FilmLA released a new report prepared by its research division. The 2018 Television Report offers an overview of the current production landscape for U.S. based television series and new TV projects (i.e. pilots).  In addition to quantifying California’s capture of this economically important business, the report assesses some of the trends shaping series production across broadcast, cable and digital networks. “This … Read More

Main & Spring Forward – Delineator Removal Pricing for Film Activity

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As part of the Main & Spring Forward Program, the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) added delineators to Main and Spring Streets to separate bike lanes from vehicle traffic lanes. As of today, a total of 38 delineators have been installed. To prevent motor vehicles from parking within designated bike lanes and for the safety of cyclists, pedestrians and … Read More

State Veterinarian Calls for Cancellations of Poultry Exhibitions due to Virulent Newcastle Disease

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According to the California Department of Food & Agriculture an outbreak of Virulent Newcastle Disease (VND) was discovered in May 2018.  Since then VND has had a devastating impact on backyard bird populations in four Southern California counties including Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura.  The virus has also been found in three commercial facilities in Riverside County. Virulent … Read More

Plan Ahead: LAUSD Schools to Close for Winter Break

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The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) will take its annual Winter Break from Monday, December 17th through Tuesday January 4th, 2018. Although LAUSD school facilities will be minimally occupied and available for filming and or parking use during this time, requests to film must be discussed with school site representatives and applications received no later than Wednesday, December 19th … Read More

UAS / Drone Updates

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Submission Deadlines: Due to the increasing demand for drone filming and in an effort to ensure the best possible service to the film industry, please note the following: When requesting UAS/drones at film locations please be aware that the deadline to submit all required documentation and related insurance to FilmL.A. is 12:00pm one (1) business day prior to the first date … Read More

Who Rescues Who? L.A. Based Show Lucky Dog Changes Lives

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There is no place like home, especially for a furry would-be friend stuck in a pound desperate for a loving family.  The mission of Lucky Dog and its host, Brandon McMillan, is to rescue difficult-to-love, untrained dogs and transform them into model pets. Each episode showcases the success story of a rehabilitated dog and the family that will provide it with … Read More

CicLAvia – Heart of LA Happens December 2nd

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On Sunday, December 2nd, 2018, the Metropolitan Transit Authority (METRO) will host CicLAVia – Heart of LA. Beginning at 9 am, portions of area streets will be closed to vehicular traffic allowing access to pedestrians and cyclists. Closures are expected to affect 7th street between Figueroa and Broadway, Broadway from 7th street to the Chinatown Metro Station, 1st street from Broadway to Central, … Read More

Update on LA County Road, Location Closures Due to Woolsey & Hill Fires

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Due to the devastating wildfires that recently swept thorough multiple communities along the Santa Monica Mountains, many area locations remain off limits for filming.  FilmL.A. joins all Angelenos in appreciation of the firefighters and other emergency responders still working diligently to contain these fires and safeguard lives and property. Any property still subject to evacuation order, or made inaccessible due to … Read More

The Orville’s Space Adventures via Los Angeles

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Set 400 years in the future on a mid-level exploratory ship populated by a rag-tag human and alien crew, Fox’s The Orville is about the wonders and dangers of outer space.  And while the L.A. based show includes obligatory sci-fi elements, The Orville also delves into the often humorous problems of everyday life. Boldly going where few shows have gone before, … Read More