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

Industry Partners Combine Efforts to Support Para Los Ninos

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In December, FilmL.A. joined with several local film production companies and entertainment vendors to take part in a second annual “Angel Tree” holiday toy and basic needs drive.  The drive, which was organized by Location Manager Jennifer Dunne of the Warner Bros. Television drama “Stalker,” brought together a dozen industry partners to aid Para Los Niños, a not-for-profit organization based … Read More

FilmL.A.’s Field Services Team: Neighborhood Partners Since 1996

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Films, television shows, and commercials are created on streets where others live, work and play.  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 trucks ever roll into area neighborhoods. FilmL.A. introduced its Notification service to the … Read More

FilmL.A. Thanks Local Communities for “Film-Friendliness”

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As a part of FilmL.A.’s outreach and education efforts, last month our Community Outreach Liaisons assisted with a pair of events to thank local communities for welcoming on-location filming in their neighborhoods. First, FilmL.A. staff attended the Cheviot Hills Annual Block Party on July 4. Community Outreach Liaison Arturo Pina staffed a table and answered questions about FilmL.A. and filming … Read More

North Hollywood Coalition Benefits from Hosting Film & Television Production

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The North Hollywood Interfaith Food Pantry is a coalition of over 10 churches and temples who come together to feed the less fortunate. In operation for 25 years, the 501 (c)3 has over 200 volunteers working year round to feed between 4000 and 5000 people a month. The largest contributor to the pantry is First Christian Church which donates almost … 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