Community Filming Surveys: An Overview

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The Community Filming Survey (aka “filming survey,” or “community survey”) is an integral part of the permit coordination process . Even though dozens of these surveys are conducted each week, their purpose and the rules that govern them are sometimes a mystery to Angelenos. To speak directly to some of the misinformation out there, here is a short overview of … Read More

FilmLA Report Reveals Strong Demand for LA Area Sound Stages & Backlots

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FilmLA 2020 Sound Stage Production Report 2020

High Occupancy, Utilization Rates See Increased Interest in Local Development Today, FilmLA issued its fourth Sound Stage Production Report, updating for the year 2020 the ongoing study of occupancy and utilization of certified sound stages in Greater Los Angeles. The time period covered by this update, marked by an unprecedented global filming shut down due to COVID-19, lends special significance … Read More

Five Mistakes to Avoid for First-time Permit Applicants

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Five Mistakes to Avoid for First Time Permit Applicants - FilmLA

FilmLA is proud to serve the Greater Los Angeles film community. As part of the support we provide, we aim to make the permit process as straightforward as possible. With that goal in mind, here are the top five mistakes made by first-time film permit applicants, and how you can avoid them on your next shoot. (1) Missing Permit Application … Read More

FilmLA to Achieve Innovation Milestone with August 9 Launch of MyFilmLA

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FilmLA is committed to streamlining and enhancing the on-location filming process. To advance this mission, we continue to invest in new technology to improve the permit application experience. We are excited to announce that on August 9, FilmLA will commence full-time use of MyFilmLA – our next-generation online permit system – for complete film permit management. From that day on, … Read More

FilmLA and LAUSD Introduce Streamlined License Application

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FilmLA has been working with LAUSD to streamline and clarify the application for filming and production-related parking at district-operated schools and facilities. A newly updated application package combines the LAUSD License Application with the Synopsis & Activity Checklist, which is intended to make the process easier to understand for applicants. With the new application package, formatting has also been reorganized, … Read More