Los Angeles Area Projects Win 93 Statuettes this Awards Season

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As the 2018 Awards Season winds down, FilmL.A. is here to remind our readers of how well L.A. area productions fared for the season. This year marks FilmL.A.’s fourth year of regional awards tracking and reporting. It is always thrilling to see local talent rewarded for the outstanding work they do, and this season offered numerous wins to celebrate. For … Read More

FilmL.A. Celebrates 26 Years of the Pan African Film & Arts Festival

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In February, FilmL.A. partnered with the Pan African Film & Arts Festival (PAFF-LA). 2018 marked the festival’s 26th year and FilmL.A.’s fifth year as a co-sponsor. PAFF-LA is the largest Black History Month event in the country and America’s largest and most prestigious celebration of black film, arts and culture. Annually, PAFF-LA showcases more than 150 quality new films and features artwork from over … Read More

FX’s “American Crime Story: Versace” Donates to Habitat ReStores

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When film & television shows wrap, they leave behind set pieces that still have a lot of life left in them. Most production houses, including Fox Studios, have teams dedicated to set recycling and industry sustainability and these teams went to work trying to find a home for the set pieces, furniture and decorations from the recently wrapped American Crime Story: Versace. … Read More

UPDATED: LAPD Permit Application Deadline Advisory

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The City of Los Angeles and the LAPD Contract Services Film Unit, which serves as permit authority and approving agency for filming in the City, have notified FilmL.A. that beginning on Monday, February 26, 2018 and continuing for at least 30 days, LAPD will no longer assign resources to review and approve late applications for permitted filming. Because of this, … Read More

Los Angeles Area Film & Television Projects Honored at the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards

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Los Angeles based film and television projects fared well at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards which aired Sunday evening. L.A. based film and television projects received 35 total nominations in a variety of award categories, including Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Best Actor in a TV Series, Best Limited Series and Best Animated Feature. In all, local performers … Read More


FilmL.A.For Filmmakers, Production Alerts

The Los Angeles County Fire Department has informed FilmL.A. that January 1, 2018 will bring an increase in hourly fees for Fire Safety Advisors (FSAs). The revised fee schedule is as follows:   FIRE SAFETY ADVISOR INCREASE EFFECTIVE 01/01/2018 Rate: up to 8 hours (4 hr. min) $52.70 an hour (Prior Rate $51.67 an hour) Rate: 8 to 12 hours $79.05 an hour (Prior Rate … Read More


FilmL.A.For Communities, For Filmmakers, Production Alerts

Night On Broadway will take place on Saturday, January 27th 2018. In preparation for this event, the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) will begin closing roadways at 6 a.m. on Friday, January 26th. Roadways will not re-open until noon on Sunday, January 28th. Below is a list of street closures to note:   Further restrictions not reflected on the … Read More

Wildfire-Related Filming Announcements

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As a service to the production community, FilmL.A. has consolidated all recent fire-related updates pertaining to filming. Please bookmark this post to access the most recent information including the following updates from the City and County of Los Angeles: Update 12/14/17, 1:23 p.m. The United States Forest Service has announced that due to continued extreme fire danger, the decision has … Read More

Sundance NEXT FEST and FilmL.A. Celebrate Independent Filmmaking in Downtown Los Angeles

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In August, downtown’s Ace Hotel and Theatre hosted the 2017 Sundance NEXT FEST August 10th through 13th. Sundance NEXT FEST is a summer festival celebrating film, music, and the work of independent filmmakers. 2017 marked NEXTFEST’s fifth year and FilmL.A.’s fourth year as a Sundance Institute partner. NEXT FEST featured a handful of bold new films, previously screened at the 2017 … Read More

Warner Bros., Habitat for Humanity ReStores Celebrate Sustainability Win

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If you have ever been on the Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood, you probably passed through an iconic landmark called “The Mill” and its accompanying shop, the Mill Store. While The Mill continues to support productions all over town, the Store recently closed its doors – but not before donating surplus items to the Habitat for Humanity Los Angeles ReStores. … Read More