FilmL.A. Continues Summer Movie Night Co-Sponsorships

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This summer, FilmL.A.’s community relations team continues its support for Summer Movie Nights and Movies in the Park events.  Since 2014, FilmL.A. has partnered with local elected officials, local Neighborhood Councils and film industry sponsors to facilitate free summer movie nights for area residents and their families.  FilmL.A.’s support takes the form of free refreshments or obtaining equipment and/or film … Read More

City of San Dimas Partners with FilmL.A. for Permits

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The City of San Dimas has approved an agreement with FilmL.A. establishing the not-for-profit as the film permit coordinator for the area.  FilmL.A. will now accept applications for permits to film within the San Dimas city limits. Located twenty-five minutes east of Los Angeles in the heart of the San Gabriel Valley, San Dimas is known for its blend of … Read More

FilmL.A. Assists With Glassell Park Night Under The Stars

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With the summer months approaching, FilmL.A.’s community relations team is gearing up for another fantastic season supporting free outdoor film screenings throughout Los Angeles. The first of many FilmL.A. sponsored movies in the park took place on May 21 in Glassell Park area.  Council District 13’s “Night Under The Stars” Community Resource Fair and Movie Night brought local residents to Juntos … Read More

FilmL.A. Recaps 2016 Film in California Conference

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Hundreds flocked to CBS’s Radford campus in May to attend the 2016 Film In California Conference, co-hosted by the California Film Commission (CFC), CBS Studio Center and the Film Liaisons in California Statewide (FLICS).  Now in its eighth year, the Film In California Conference is unique in that it is the only event held exclusively to promote filming resources in … Read More

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