Plan Ahead: LAUSD Schools to Close for Winter Break

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The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) will take its annual Winter Break from Monday, December 17th through Tuesday January 4th, 2018. Although LAUSD school facilities will be minimally occupied and available for filming and or parking use during this time, requests to film must be discussed with school site representatives and applications received no later than Wednesday, December 19th … Read More

UAS / Drone Updates

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Submission Deadlines: Due to the increasing demand for drone filming and in an effort to ensure the best possible service to the film industry, please note the following: When requesting UAS/drones at film locations please be aware that the deadline to submit all required documentation and related insurance to FilmL.A. is 12:00pm one (1) business day prior to the first date … Read More

Who Rescues Who? L.A. Based Show Lucky Dog Changes Lives

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There is no place like home, especially for a furry would-be friend stuck in a pound desperate for a loving family.  The mission of Lucky Dog and its host, Brandon McMillan, is to rescue difficult-to-love, untrained dogs and transform them into model pets. Each episode showcases the success story of a rehabilitated dog and the family that will provide it with … Read More

The Orville’s Space Adventures via Los Angeles

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Set 400 years in the future on a mid-level exploratory ship populated by a rag-tag human and alien crew, Fox’s The Orville is about the wonders and dangers of outer space.  And while the L.A. based show includes obligatory sci-fi elements, The Orville also delves into the often humorous problems of everyday life. Boldly going where few shows have gone before, … Read More

Notice of FilmL.A. Fee Increase, Effective July 1, 2018

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FilmL.A. will implement a revised fee schedule for new permit applications received on or after July 1, 2018.  The Film & Television industry requested that FilmL.A. update its fees on a more incremental  basis rather than accumulate CPI (Consumer Price Index for the Los Angeles Region) increases over time. The new schedule will reflect raises to FilmL.A.’s standard fees (last … Read More

Fiesta Broadway Returns April 29, Filmmakers Should Expect Street Closures in DTLA

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The 2018 Fiesta Broadway street festival and celebration will take place in on Sunday, April 29, 2018.  In preparation for the event, the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) has planned a series of road closures which will affect surface streets in the Downtown Los Angeles area. LADOT will begin closing roadways at 10 AM on April 28 and re-open area streets at … Read More

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