Santa Monica Holiday Restrictions 2017

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The City of Santa Monica will impose a holiday moratorium that will go into effect on November 20th, 2017 and last through January 2nd, 2018. During the holiday moratorium, filming and production parking will not be permitted in commercial areas of the City of Santa Monica. The areas affected by the moratorium are: Downtown Santa Monica (DTSM) Wilshire Bl., Lincoln … Read More

Temporary Holiday Moratorium LAX Area

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In an ongoing effort to provide future filming opportunities on active roads in Southern California, the LAX Film Office and Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) have notified FilmL.A. that there will be a temporary holiday moratorium on any permit requests for closures and/or rolling breaks on any roadways within a four (4) mile radius of LAX Airport.  The moratorium will … Read More

Protests to Affect Filming in Downtown Los Angeles November 3-6

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On November 4, 2017 there will be a Nationwide Refuse Fascism protest affecting major areas of the city. The Los Angeles Police Department along with nationwide law enforcement in major metropolitan areas have been preparing for the number of people this event will draw. LAPD officers will be on heightened alert from Friday, November 3rd through Monday, November 6th. A … Read More

2017-18 Holiday Filming Restrictions

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In an effort to reduce the impacts of construction, events and filming to businesses and merchants that rely on revenue generated during the holiday season, the City of Los Angeles implements a relaxation of production activity in commercial districts from November 20, 2017 through January 2, 2018. Filming activity including lane closures, street closures and street parking will be limited … Read More

LA City Fire Updates its “Spot Check” Form

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The Los Angeles City Fire Department has notified FilmL.A. of an update to its Film Location Fire Safety Inspection Checklist or ‘Spot Check’ form. The updated Fire Safety Inspection Checklist contains the following updates: EDITABLE PDF: The new form is a 2-page, editable PDF. Data fields can be completed electronically from a desktop, notebook or mobile device. NOTE: A hardcopy … Read More

CicLAvia – Heart of LA Happens October 8th

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On Sunday, October 8, 2017, the Metropolitan Transit Authority (METRO) will host CicLAVia – Heart of LA. Beginning at 9 am, area streets along Glendale from Bellevue to Mariachi Plaza and N Broadway from 7th to Bishops Road will be closed to vehicular traffic to allowing access to pedestrians and cyclists. Intended to create a stronger sense of community in the Chinatown, … Read More

L.A. City Fire Increases Fees for UFSOs

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Today, FilmL.A. received notice from the Los Angeles City Fire Department’s Film Unit of a fee increase for Uniformed Fire Safety Officers (UFSOs). The revised fee for UFSOs will increase from $75.00 an hour to $85.00 an hour. Uniformed Fire Safety Officer INCREASE EFFECTIVE 8/16/2017 Rate: hourly (4 hour min.): $85.00 an hour (Prior Rate $75.00 an hour)      For information … Read More

CORRECTION: Metro Transit Security to Staff Film Shoots on MTA Properties

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Update: An earlier FilmL.A. Production Alert, dated August 7, detailed a revised procedure for the hiring of security for film-related detail work at LA Metro properties. This Alert supersedes and replaces that announcement. FilmL.A., at the request of L.A. Metro, reminds the production community of the procedures for filming at Metro properties. Metro’s current procedures for filming permits are outlined … Read More

Fire Safety Officer (FSO) Rate Increase, Effective August 1, 2017

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The Los Angeles County Fire Department has informed FilmL.A. that August 1, 2017 will bring an increase in hourly fees for Fire Safety Officers (FSOs).  The revised fee schedule is as follows: Fire Safety Officer INCREASE EFFECTIVE 08/01/2017 Rate: hourly (4 hour min.): $166.24 an hour   (Prior Rate $163.13 an hour)      For questions about the new fees or for answers … Read More

CicLAvia – San Pedro Meets Wilmington, August 13, 2017

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On a Sunday, August 13, 2017, the Metropolitan Transit Authority (METRO) will host CicLAvia – San Pedro Meets Wilmington.  Beginning at 9 am, 7 miles of area streets along Avalon, C Street, John S. Gibson, Harbor, 5th Street and Pacific Avenue will be closed. Intended to create a stronger sense of community in San Pedro and Wilmington, CicLAvia closes streets for … Read More