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

Parking to the People: Reducing Filming’s Impact

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As anyone who’s ever worked in entertainment knows, filming on-location brings with it a special set of challenges.  One of those challenges is how to mitigate production’s impact on neighborhoods, which is something we at FilmL.A. make an everyday priority.   Our staff members are available 24/7 to respond to filming-related concerns, and we categorize all incoming calls, emails and … Read More