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

Want Filming at Your Place of Business? Put Your Front Door to Work!

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When you think about it, the front door of any retail business has a big job to do. That’s the go-to place for would-be customers to find critical information about the business.  There wait answers to all the important questions: Have I come to the correct place?  What are the hours of operation?  What payment forms are accepted?  And perhaps … Read More

Location Pros Share Advice for Film Hosts at LA Loves Film Event

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On Wednesday, January 15, local business owners, residents, and location professionals gathered at the West Valley / Warner Center Chamber of Commerce for “Bringing Filming to Businesses in the West Valley” – a FilmLA sponsored networking event and panel conversation attached to the LA Loves Film campaign. The event launched with welcoming remarks from Michael Owens of Los Angeles City … Read More

Seeking a Sustainable Future for Filming in LA

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When FilmLA introduced LA Loves Film in late 2019, we did so with the goal of promoting filming sustainability in Los Angeles.  What exactly needs to be done to keep local filming sustainable?  The answers to that question are many, but we’ve found some good first steps. The path to long-term prosperity begins with recognizing that on-location filming happens more … Read More

Celebrating the Region’s Creative Industry – Golden Globes Showcase LA in 2020 Awards Season

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Los Angeles based projects fared well at the 77th annual Golden Globe awards this year.  Local film and television productions were nominated in 35 categories this year including Best Motion Picture, Best Limited Series and Best Animated Feature. In all, local productions walked away with five statuettes. Regional winners in film included, “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” which won three awards including … Read More