REMINDER: Permit Operations Policy

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Here at FilmL.A. we strive to serve and support our production clients with a high level of customer service, prompt responsiveness, flexibility, and up-to-the-minute location and neighborhood updates. Ultimately, we are here to provide assistance and guidance toward the common goal of successful on-location production. We are aware that the nature of production often includes last-minute schedule changes, talent or … Read More

FilmL.A. Partners with Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) to Represent Los Angeles International (LAX), LA/Ontario International (ONT) and Van Nuys (VNY) Airports

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Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) has approved an agreement with FilmL.A., establishing the not for profit as the film permit coordinator for the area offering filmmakers more convenient access to a variety of unique locations. FilmL.A. will begin accepting applications for permits to film at Los Angeles International, LA/Ontario International and Van Nuys airports starting March 3rd, 2014. Los Angeles … Read More

The “Modern Writers” Behind L.A.’s Modern Family

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This week, the hit television show Modern Family won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series for the third consecutive year.  Since it first premiered three years ago, Modern Family has garnered a total of 12 Emmys for categories that include acting, directing and — perhaps most importantly — for writing.  Without a doubt, Modern Family is firing on all … Read More

Filming Without a Permit Could Really Cost You

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In tough economic times, individuals, families and businesses find ways to slash budgets, streamline and “go without”.  One such risky ploy to save money seems be happening more frequently — production companies “going without” a film permit.  While pinching pennies is prudent, filming without a permit is illegal and can be costly. It’s been two years now since the Los … Read More

LocoScout Property Portfolio Expands

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FilmL.A. recently completed a major expansion of LocoScout, our public property location database. During the past few weeks, FilmL.A. employees added dozens of new properties to LocoScout’s portfolio, bringing the total number of featured locations very close to 400. Among the new additions are complete property portfolios for FilmL.A.’s newest school district clients, including the Glendale Unified School District, La … Read More

FilmL.A. Staff Invited to Sacramento as Expert Witnesses in Legislative Process

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Public participation in government is essential for democracy. Yet, there is often a level of public detachment from the seemingly mundane workings of state government in Sacramento. But, every once in awhile, a bill comes along that promises a real impact on the day-to-day lives of Californians. One such bill – AB1069 – promises an economic return benefiting every citizen … Read More

FilmL.A., Partners Launch “Film Works” Marketing Campaign

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On December 13th, 2010, FilmL.A. launched “Film Works” — a stakeholder-driven marketing campaign designed to promote filming in Los Angeles. Conceived and supported by a growing coalition of entertainment industry, community and government partners, the Film Works campaign exists to remind Angelenos of the economic and cultural benefits the L.A. region receives from local filming, while highlighting the challenges local … Read More

Hollywood Visual Effects Freelancer Takes Time to Reach Out to Hollywood’s Homeless

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North Carolina native Spencer Tucker moved into the heart of Hollywood in later Summer 2010. Like many in the entertainment industry, Spencer moved here to further his career as a cinematographer. He drips with Southern Hospitality, yet without any trace of a southern accent. Like the place he now calls home, Spencer is delightfully unique. Like so many in his … Read More

Guerrilla Filming: Skipping Permits to Pinch Pennies Can Cost Big Bucks

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With the economy as it is, budgets are tight.  Everyone is looking for ways to “tighten the belt” and save money.  If you’re a filmmaker, it may seem like that’s always the case; cameras and lights cost money, crews cost money, production insurance costs money, etc., and of course you need to maximize every dollar. There are right and wrong … Read More