Tools and Resources

Online Permit System (OPS)Submit your film permit application and manage your production. A new kind of location library. It’s public property exclusive, and a snap to search. LocoScout helps filmmakers find some future favorites. Misc. ResourcesLos Angeles Studio ZonesThe studio zone is a 30 mile radius used by union film projects to determine per diem rates and driving distances for … Read More

Obtain a Film Permit

Do I need a film permit?Laws regarding film permit requirements are established by the jurisdictions that FilmLA serves. Please contact FilmLA if you have questions about whether a permit is required for your specific project. Generally speaking, non-commercial filming (personal use) does not require a film permit. Film Permit ProcessBelow are the following 5 steps for completing the film permit … Read More

Filming in Your Neighborhood

  Filming in Your Neighborhood Is a film company planning to film a movie, TV show or TV commercial in your neighborhood? Greater Los Angeles is the film, television and commercial production capital of the world, and the region is rightly celebrated for its creative workforce and unique collection of filming locations. But these locations are often found in neighborhoods … Read More

FilmL.A.’s Operations Staff Celebrate the Career of Inspector Bill Parker

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Last month, the Los Angeles City Fire Department celebrated the career of one of its long standing film site inspectors at a retirement party in his honor. Bill Parker was appointed to the Los Angeles City Fire Department on December 14, 1980.  In the early years Parker worked various assignments throughout the City of Los Angeles. Eight years after becoming … Read More