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. Honored as Outstanding Film Commission at LMGI Awards

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On April 23, the locations community gathered at the Alex Theatre in Glendale for the third annual Location Managers Guild International Awards.  Awards were bestowed in six categories including Outstanding Locations in a Period Film, Outstanding Locations in a Contemporary Film, Outstanding Locations in a Period Television Series, Outstanding Locations in a Contemporary Television Series, Outstanding Locations in a Commercial. … 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

On-location Filming in Greater Los Angeles Increases 11.4 Percent

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On-location filming is growing in Greater Los Angeles, having increased 11.4 percent (as measured in total Shoot Days, or SD) in the first quarter of 2016 over the same period the prior year. Local on-location Feature production increased 23.7 percent (to 1,145 SD) in the first quarter, thanks to a significant assist from California’s Film & Television Tax Credit Program. … Read More

FilmL.A. Partners with L.A. Asian Pacific Film Festival

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The 32nd Annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF) took place earlier this month.  This year marks FilmL.A.’s third year of partnership with LAAPF. “FilmL.A. is honored to partner with the L.A. Asian Pacific Film Festival in its 32nd year,” said Art Yoon, Executive Vice President for FilmL.A.  “FilmL.A.’s support lets new and emerging filmmakers know that we’re in … Read More

Exceptional Minds Offers Learning Opportunities Unique to Los Angeles

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One of the benefits to living in the world’s creative capital is the rich array of learning opportunities available for creative professionals.  A few weeks back, FilmL.A. staffers were reminded of this fact while touring Exceptional Minds, a one-of-a-kind, non-profit vocational education program that prepares young adults on the autism spectrum for careers in digital animation and visual effects. Headquartered … Read More

FilmL.A. Sponsors PaleyFest 2016, Celebrates Local Featured Shows

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PaleyFest LA is a unique, 10-day event that brings television fans together for “meet and greets” with the stars and creators of their favorite shows.  Named for William S. Paley, the founder of CBS and The Paley Center for Media, PaleyFest 2016 is produced with the support of various industry partners.  This year marked FilmL.A.’s second year of sponsorship and … Read More

FilmL.A. Staff, Local Producers Mingle on Academy Awards Night

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On Academy Awards night, a lively group of producers and their guests gathered at Planet Dailies at The Grove for the Producers Guild of America’s 4th Annual Oscars Viewing Party.  This year marked FilmL.A.’s second year as a sponsor of the event, which was also supported by Passion Roses and Final Draft.  Event hosts for 2016 included Megan Mascena, Vice … Read More

2016 Awards Season Yields 28 Industry Accolades for L.A. Area Projects

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As the glitz and glamour of the 2016 Awards Season begins to dim, FilmL.A. is here to provide the results for L.A. region productions that were nominated for awards during the season. 2016 marks FilmL.A.’s second year of regional awards tracking and reporting. It is always thrilling to see local talent rewarded for the outstanding work they do from project … Read More