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. Supports Student Filmmaking Community

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On any given day in our region, anywhere from 100 to 200 film and still photography projects happen on the streets of Greater Los Angeles.  That figure may not be all that surprising, but what may surprise you is that a significant number of those projects — approximately 8.4 percent — are student-led. The large number of student film projects … 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

FilmL.A. Offers Support for Community Film Screenings

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In support of its outreach and education efforts, FilmL.A. has partnered with Los Angeles City Council District Offices, California State Assemblymembers, local Neighborhood Councils and the industry to sponsor several summer movie nights for area residents.  FilmL.A.’s Community Outreach Liaisons Arturo Piña and Guy Langman, who oversee the summer screening sponsorships, describe the program as one way that FilmL.A. thanks … Read More

American Humane Association Offering No-Cost Program for Indie Filmmakers

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The American Humane Association (AHA) describes itself as the voice of Hollywood’s animal stars for the past 75 years. Since the 1940’s, AHA and its team of Certified Animal Safety Representatives have worked “to ensure the proper treatment of all furry, finned and feathered talent while on set.” And today, through a partnership between the Industry Advancement Cooperative Fund and … Read More

FilmL.A. Marks Four Years with FoLAR River Cleanup

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This year, Friends of the Los Angeles River (FoLAR) held its 26th Annual Los Angeles River Clean-Up.  In keeping with last year’s theme, organizers divided the river into three sections and hosted three separate clean-up days. FilmL.A. participated in the clean-up for its fourth straight year, using it as an opportunity to give back to the local communities where filming happens. … Read More

FilmL.A. Staffers Attend San Pedro PBID Trolley Tour

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In February, FilmL.A staffers traveled to San Pedro to meet with film professionals and members of the area’s business community.  All were gathered to attend the San Pedro Historic Waterfront Business Improvement District (PBID)‘s Location Manager Trolley Tour, for an introduction to various area locations available for filming. PBID is a property-based business improvement district.  Staffed and funded by area … Read More

City of Newport Beach Partners with FilmL.A. for Permits

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The City of Newport Beach 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 Newport Beach city limits. The City of Newport Beach is located in the coastal center of Orange County, with Los Angeles County to the north and San … Read More