Los Angeles City Harbor Department Announces Thanksgiving Permit Application Deadlines

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FilmLA was informed today that the City of Los Angeles Harbor Department, which oversees operations at the Port of Los Angeles, will be closed during normal business hours from Monday, 11/22/21 through 11/26/21 due to limited staffing and the Thanksgiving holiday. Filmmakers who anticipate filming in areas requiring Harbor Department approval are encouraged to file permit applications with FilmLA as … Read More

Veterans Day Permit Application Deadlines

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The County of Los Angeles, as well as several other jurisdictions served by FilmLA will be closed on Thursday, November 11 in observance of Veterans Day. On this day FilmLA will remain open with minimal staff. Please see below for changes to the normal permit application and modification deadlines, which are based on permit approver availability next week: For filming … Read More

Permit Application Deadline Reminder

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UPDATE 8/31/21: FilmLA, the City and the County of Los Angeles as well as the other jurisdictions we serve will be closed on Monday, September 6 in observance of Labor Day. Please see below for temporary changes to the normal permit deadlines. This notice will be removed once the holiday has passed. Permit applications for filming on: Monday, 9/6 and Tuesday, … Read More

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Last update: November 19 @ 10:30 a.m. LA County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) has stated in their most recent update to the Health Officer Order that masks must be worn at all times when indoors in public settings, regardless of an individual’s vaccination status. For productions, this means that when filming interior scenes, all cast and crew must wear … Read More

Production Returns to Pre-Pandemic Levels as Television Continues to Surge

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Following nearly a year and a half of reduced production activity, high on-location production levels from April through June allowed FilmLA to announce its best quarter since late 2019. A total of 9,791 Shoot Days were recorded across all categories in the second quarter of 2021. A year prior, the COVID-19 shutdown sent filming levels crashing to record lows. Last … Read More