Filmmaker Advisory Re: Super Bowl LVI

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As Los Angeles prepares to welcome the Super Bowl, FilmLA has been informed of some potential challenges that productions might face in the coming week. California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers will not be available to work on-location from 2/6/22 through 2/13/22.  During this time, productions needing to film in unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County will need to secure LA … Read More

A Record Quarter for L.A. Area Filming (But Not a Record Year)

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FilmLA, partner film office for the City and County of Los Angeles and other local jurisdictions – today issued an update regarding regional filming activity. According to FilmLA’s latest report, on-location filming in the fourth quarter of 2021 (October-December) remained robust, setting an all-time quarterly record of 10,780 Shoot Days (SD)*. This is four percent above the previous three month … Read More

2021 Television Report Illuminates Impact of COVID-19 on Recent Series Production

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FilmLA 2021 Television Research Report

In the second quarter of 2020, the global COVID-19 pandemic brought scripted television production (along with production of other forms of filmed entertainment) to a halt. At the time, FilmLA estimated that approximately 198 U.S. produced, English-language series were either shut down or unable to commence production between mid-March and mid-June of that year. Industry observers then watched as the … Read More

Los Angeles City Harbor Department Announces Thanksgiving Permit Application Deadlines

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FilmLA was informed today that the City of Los Angeles Harbor Department, which oversees operations at the Port of Los Angeles, will be closed during normal business hours from Monday, 11/22/21 through 11/26/21 due to limited staffing and the Thanksgiving holiday. Filmmakers who anticipate filming in areas requiring Harbor Department approval are encouraged to file permit applications with FilmLA as … Read More

Veterans Day Permit Application Deadlines

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The County of Los Angeles, as well as several other jurisdictions served by FilmLA will be closed on Thursday, November 11 in observance of Veterans Day. On this day FilmLA will remain open with minimal staff. Please see below for changes to the normal permit application and modification deadlines, which are based on permit approver availability next week: For filming … Read More