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

FIRE SAFETY ADVISOR (FSA) RATE INCREASE, EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2018

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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

‘NIGHT ON BROADWAY’ EVENT – STREET CLOSURES, 1/26 – 1/28

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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

L.A. County Posts Report on Filming Fees, Film Liaison

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The County of Los Angeles has posted documentation of the Board of Supervisors’ July 5, 2017 meeting regarding County Filming Fees and the County Film Liaison. A link to the full report is presented here as a courtesy to the filmmaking community. Questions about the report should be directed to the County of Los Angeles Chief Executive Office. Access the … Read More

“The Business of Obtaining a Permit Seminar” – June 21st & 26th

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In an effort to help our customers understand the permitting process, FilmL.A. is pleased to announce “The Business of Obtaining a Permit” seminar series happening on Wednesday, June 21st and Monday, June 26th at 5:30 p.m. at the FilmL.A. office. FilmL.A.’s Permit Administration and Accounting & Finance Departments will be on hand to discuss the process of Obtaining Production Insurance, … Read More

Film In California Conference 2017

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Hundreds flocked to CBS’s Radford campus in May to attend the 2017 Film In California Conference, co-hosted by the California Film Commission (CFC), CBS Studio Center and the Film Liaisons in California Statewide (FLICS).  Now in its eighth year, the Film In California Conference is unique in that it is the only event held exclusively to promote filming resources in … Read More