Helpful Reminders for L.A. County Beaches / Marina Del Rey

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A recent meeting with Los Angeles County Department of Beaches & Harbors (LACODBH) prompted the need to put together some helpful reminders concerning parking needs and Lifeguard assignments at Los Angeles County Beaches and Marina Del Rey: Arrangements for Los Angeles County parking lots must be made with Modern Parking, Inc. (MPI) 2-3 days prior to the first film date/load-in … Read More

FilmL.A.’s Production Planning Team: Local Filmmakers’ Inside Connection

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Locking in locations for your next feature film, television show, commercial or web series can be a daunting task.  Many a production team has scouted a prime location, only to later discover that there are filming restrictions at that site or that another production already has a permit to film in the vicinity.  Early access to information can help filmmakers avoid … Read More

FilmL.A. Celebrates Expansion of CA Film & Television Tax Credit

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On September 18, 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 1839 (Gatto/Bocanegra) — the California Film and Television Job Retention and Promotion Act — into law.  The bill signing took place before a crowd of elected officials and film industry professionals at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood, CA.  The event was monumental for California film and television workers, … Read More

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