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

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