On-Location Monitoring


FilmL.A. created the Monitor Program to respond to community concerns with on-location filming, particularly in neighborhoods that are popular with filmmakers.

FilmL.A. Monitors are our eyes and ears on the street. They are assigned to sensitive filming locations to provide community members and film production companies with continuous third-party support throughout the filming day. This service is paid for by film production companies.

During a typical day, Monitors will work to make sure filmmakers work within the terms of their permits. They are also available to troubleshoot issues involving loading, unloading and proper placement of production vehicles and equipment. At day’s end, their final responsibility is to make sure that sure the neighborhood is as clean as it was before the film crew arrived.

When necessary, Monitors will also assist FilmL.A. Production Coordinators in applying and communicating changes and/or extensions to active film permits.