Scripted TV Still the Bright Spot in L.A. Production Picture

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Television Dramas 2nd Quarter 2019

Scripted television remains the bright spot in the L.A. production picture, according to the latest quarterly data from FilmLA.  On-location filming within that jobs-rich sector increased in the second quarter, while feature, commercial and reality TV production lost ground.  Across all tracked filming categories, on-location filming in Greater Los Angeles slipped 3.9 percent in the second quarter of 2019.  In … Read More

Increase in L.A. County Fire Hourly FSA Rate, Effective July 1, 2019

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FilmLA was today informed that effective July 1, 2019, the County of Los Angeles Fire Department (LACoFD) will increase the hourly pay rate for Fire Safety Advisors (FSA) from $52.70 to $55.14. Existing criteria will remain in effect regarding FSA assignments, including: All job assignments are scheduled for a minimum of four hours per day. Time-and-a-half rates apply after an … Read More

Increase in L.A. County Roads & County Flood Fees Effective July 1, 2019

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Effective July 1, 2019, a revised schedule of L.A. County road and flood fees will take effect, as happens annually. The revised fee schedule is as follows: L.A. COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS: Road Fees L.A. COUNTY ROAD INSPECTION FEE:  $370.00 (previously $360.00) ROAD APPLICATION FEE/ISSUANCE FEE:  $168.00 (previously $163.00) ROAD ENCROACHMENT PERMIT PROCESSING FEE:  $306.00 (previously $297.00) L.A. COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS: … Read More

CicLAvia – Mid City Meets Pico Union, June 30th

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On Sunday, June 30th, 2019, the Metropolitan Transit Authority (METRO) will host CicLAVia – Mid City Meets Pico Union. Beginning at 9 am, portions of area streets will be closed to vehicular traffic allowing access to pedestrians and cyclists. Intended to create a stronger sense of community, CicLAvia closes streets for residents to run, walk, bicycle, or skate upon, limiting their availability … Read More

The Performing Arts Center Reduces Fees for Overnight Filming in Grand Park

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Grand Park

In response to requests from the film & TV industry the Performing Arts Center (Music Center), Los Angeles County Supervisor, Hilda Solis’ office and the Los Angeles County CEO’s office have notified FilmLA of a reduced fee schedule for the use of Grand Park for overnight filming. For clarity “overnight” filming is activity that occurs between 10 pm until 6 … Read More