Southwest Marine Will Officially Re-Open for Filming

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The Port of Los Angeles has informed FilmL.A. that Southwest Marine will officially re- open for filming. The official date is Monday, March 24th, 2014. However, due to scheduled environmental remediation obligations, the facility will close to filming on August 31st, 2014. Southwest Marine is a ship-repair facility on Terminal Island in the Port of Los Angeles. It was once … Read More

FilmL.A. Partners with Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) to Represent Los Angeles International (LAX), LA/Ontario International (ONT) and Van Nuys (VNY) Airports

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Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) has approved an agreement with FilmL.A., establishing the not for profit as the film permit coordinator for the area offering filmmakers more convenient access to a variety of unique locations. FilmL.A. will begin accepting applications for permits to film at Los Angeles International, LA/Ontario International and Van Nuys airports starting March 3rd, 2014. Los Angeles … Read More

New Faces for FilmL.A. Board of Directors in 2014

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FilmL.A.’s Board of Directors has new leadership for 2014. Last December, acting on the recommendations of its nominating subcommittee, the board voted unanimously to extend the service terms of thirteen of its members, name four new members to the board and appoint a new slate of officers and executive committee. FilmL.A. is governed by an all-volunteer board of directors, which … Read More

Before Brand Library: Glendale’s El Miradero and its Use in Early Films

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Article written by Mary Mallory Unique thematic architectural homes stand out all around the Los Angeles area, like Yamashiro and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Barnsdall, Freeman, and Storer residences, just to name a few. Many such homes have their own filmographies. Glendale possesses another exotic specimen, Leslie C. Brand’s mystical El Miradero, which is now known as the Brand Library. Built … Read More

FilmL.A. Employees Get Recognition in Print

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To recognize staffers for providing fantastic customer service to industry customers, government clients and community stakeholders, FilmL.A. introduced its G.R.I.P. program (Giving Recognition in Print) in 2007. Under the G.R.I.P. program, FilmL.A. supervisors and peers can commend their co-workers for acts of exemplary customer service.  Company-wide recognition and token bonuses memorialize employees’ achievements and motivate staffers to go the extra … Read More