Filming During a Stay at Home Order: Recommendations from FilmLA

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Since June, when on-location film production resumed in Los Angeles under modified public health orders, the State of California has viewed workers supporting the film, television and commercial production industry—who number in the hundreds of thousands here in Greater LA— as essential for the state’s critical infrastructure. FilmLA is unaware of any plans to revisit or modify the state’s essential … Read More

Production Parking to Be Limited Near Vote Centers on Election Day

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Please be advised that by order of the City and County of Los Angeles, vehicle parking and posting for film production purposes will be prohibited within 300 feet of LA County Vote Centers this upcoming Election Day: Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020.   This prohibition shall not automatically apply prior to Election Day near Vote Centers open for early voting. In these … Read More

Community Filming Surveys to Resume in Modified Form

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The Community Filming Survey is a time-tested tool used by FilmLA and public authorities to discover neighborhood concerns with upcoming filming activity.  Usually required in advance of more complicated shoots, Filming Surveys are conducted door-to-door near planned film locations by production companies or their hired representatives.  When Greater Los Angeles reopened to filming on June 15 after the COVID-19 shutdown, City … Read More

So Long Fog, Hello Sun: Penny Dreadful Relocates to Los Angeles from Dublin

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After filming for three seasons in Dublin, Ireland (which doubled for Victorian-era foggy London), the creators of Showtime’s Penny Dreadful horror drama series, headed west to sunny L.A. with the spinoff Penny Dreadful: City of Angels.   Per Showtime’s description of the new series, “1938 Los Angeles is a time and place deeply infused with social and political tension. When a … Read More

FilmLA / Los Angeles Community College District Contract to Expire 4/16

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Effective April 16, 2020, FilmLA will discontinue coordination of filming, production basecamps, and related activities on behalf of the Los Angeles Community College District.  The contract between FilmLA and the District expires on that date, and will not be renewed.  Currently, all on-location filming in Greater Los Angeles is on hiatus while state, County, and City Safer at Home orders … Read More