Community Filming Surveys: An Overview

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The Community Filming Survey (aka “filming survey,” or “community survey”) is an integral part of the permit coordination process . Even though dozens of these surveys are conducted each week, their purpose and the rules that govern them are sometimes a mystery to Angelenos. To speak directly to some of the misinformation out there, here is a short overview of … Read More

Five Mistakes to Avoid for First-time Permit Applicants

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Five Mistakes to Avoid for First Time Permit Applicants - FilmLA

FilmLA is proud to serve the Greater Los Angeles film community. As part of the support we provide, we aim to make the permit process as straightforward as possible. With that goal in mind, here are the top five mistakes made by first-time film permit applicants, and how you can avoid them on your next shoot. (1) Missing Permit Application … Read More

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

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