New Film Permitting System Launched

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On March 1, FilmL.A. proceeded with the internal launch of OPS, a custom-built film permitting system. More than two years in development, OPS was engineered to replace an aging, no-longer-supported database inherited in 1995 from the City of Los Angeles. FilmL.A.’s considerable investment in OPS reflects our commitment to streamlining the film permitting process for the jurisdictions and production-industry customers … Read More

City of Lancaster Partners with FilmL.A.

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On January 22, 2008, the City of Lancaster became the latest jurisdiction to contract with FilmL.A. for expedited film permitting and industry/community relations. Located in north Los Angeles County, Lancaster is home to many attractive filming locations including a City-owned baseball stadium, national soccer center and performing arts center. Lancaster was named the region’s “Most Business-Friendly City” by the Los … Read More

L.A.-Based Film Production Slips in ’07

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There were fewer white trucks on the streets of Los Angeles in 2007. Last year, uncertainty related to industry contract talks and a November walkout by Hollywood writers helped cast a long shadow over film production in L.A. Overall filming levels in L.A. slipped one percent last year, with six of eight tracked production categories posting annual declines. Tepid performance … Read More