New LA County Fire Safety Officer Rates Effective October 1

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The Los Angeles County Fire Department has informed FilmLA that effective October 1, 2022, the hourly billing rate for a Fire Safety Officer (FSO) will increase from $196.99 per hour to $201.82 per hour. Please note that the new rates apply regardless of the rank of the individual Fire Department representative assigned to provide FSO services. Policies regarding FSO assignment … Read More

Labor Day Permit Deadlines

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FilmLA, the City and the County of Los Angeles, as well as the other jurisdictions we serve, will be closed on Monday, September 5th in observance of Labor Day.  Please note that all permits are due by 10 am on the date listed below. Lane/road closures, drones, and high-impact activity may require more lead time. LA City, LA County, Industry, … Read More

FilmLA and City of Glendale Partner to Support Filming

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City of Glendale partners with FilmLA

FilmLA is pleased to announce the launch of a new partnership with the City of Glendale, establishing FilmLA as the centralized coordinator of film permits and related services in the City, effective August 1, 2022 (Prior to that date, inquiries should continue to be directed to the City of Glendale Film and Special Event Office). Glendale is nestled between the … Read More


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More than a decade ago, leaders in the City of Los Angeles enacted a new policy allowing some city-owned properties to be used for free by the film industry. This includes some municipal buildings (i.e., City Hall) and city managed off-street parking lots.  Today, Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) manages over a hundred and fifteen off-street parking lots that are located everywhere from far north in … Read More

City of Glendale Encouraging Filmmakers to Apply for Permits Early in July

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The City of Glendale has asked FilmLA’s assistance in communicating new July permit application deadlines to the film industry. Filmmakers seeking to film in the City of Glendale from July 7 through July 31 are encouraged to submit film permit applications to the City for review ASAP.  For specifics, filmmakers should either email or call (818) 548-4844, and select … Read More