5 Years and Counting… FilmL.A. Staffers Clean the LA River

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This year, Friends of the Los Angeles River (FoLAR) conducted its 30th Annual Los Angeles River Clean-Up.  To commemorate this special anniversary, organizers divided the river into three sections and hosted three separate clean-up days. FilmL.A. participated in the clean-up for its fifth straight year, using it as an opportunity to give back to the local communities where filming happens. Human … Read More

FilmL.A. Welcomes BFA/MFA Students, Others, to Hollywood Headquarters

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In the last edition of FilmL.A. eNEWS, we discussed the availability of FilmL.A.’s offices for filming at low cost.  But use of FilmL.A.’s office as a community supportive space runs deeper, as FilmL.A. regularly makes its Hollywood office available to industry and community partners for board and association meetings, production meetings, table reads, and creative writing sessions. FilmL.A.’s conference rooms … Read More

FilmL.A. Celebrates Third Year in Partnership with Pan African Film & Arts Festival

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In early February, FilmL.A. partnered with the Pan African Film & Arts Festival (PAFF-LA).  The 2016 festival marked FilmL.A.’s third year as a co-sponsor. PAFF-LA is America’s largest and most prestigious black film festival, which in 2015 came in third in a list of  ‘10 Best Film Festivals in the U.S.’ by USA Today.  Annually, PAFF-LA showcases more than 150 … Read More

FilmL.A. Monitors: Ambassadors for On-Location Filming

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Los Angeles residents enjoy an opportunity that is rare for most Americans — spotting film crews at work in local communities.  Thanks to California’s revised Film & Television Tax Credit Program, L.A. has seen an uptick in on-location production, particularly in scripted TV.  Many may wonder how filming is managed during on-location shoots.  For the highest-impact productions, some of that … Read More

FilmL.A. Notifications Department Canvasses L.A. Region

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Films, television shows, and commercials are created on streets where others live and work.  As such, balancing the needs of filmmakers, residents and businesses is key to FilmL.A.’s mission.  FilmL.A.’s Field Services Representatives (FSRs) provide community stakeholders and production companies with personal, ground level-support before production starts. In 1996, FilmL.A. introduced its Notification service to the public. The purpose of … Read More

FilmL.A., Production Community Come Together to Support Five Acres

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This past holiday season, FilmL.A. teamed up with local productions to take part in a holiday toy and basic needs drive for residents of the Five Acres Orphanage and Foster Home in Altadena. Last year marked FilmL.A.’s third year of participation. Five Acres has been serving Southern California for 127 years by promoting safe, loving and permanent family solutions for … Read More

A Festival to Celebrate the Departing 6th Street Bridge

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In late October, thousands of Angelenos gathered at the 6th Street Viaduct to bid goodbye to a Los Angeles icon.  The 6th Street Bridge, a neighborhood landmark made famous on the small and silver screens, is earmarked for demolition and replacement.  It seemed only fitting that FilmL.A. join other sponsors and the office of Los Angeles City Councilmember Jose Huizar, … Read More

FilmL.A. Continues Support for Community Film Screenings

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FilmL.A. continues to work with City and County partners to bring free summer entertainment to local neighborhoods! FilmL.A., in partnership with the offices of the Los Angeles City Council, local Neighborhood Councils, community organizations and the film industry has worked to help bring free outdoor movie screenings to neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles.  Taking many forms, such as film licensing fees, … Read More