FilmL.A. Board Expands Membership for 2010

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On December 3, 2010, the FilmL.A. Board of Directors voted to elect Ed Duffy, business agent for Teamsters Local 399, as its chair for 2011. By accepting the nomination, Duffy succeeds Pamm Fair, independent political consultant and entertainment labor executive, who held the post from January 2009 through the end of 2010. Duffy is a member of FilmL.A.’s executive committee … Read More

Change Agent McRae Reports for Duty

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Work at FilmL.A. can be relentlessly frenetic.  Deadlines must be met and community obligations honored, compromises struck and expectations managed.  Our employees may be talented, but their jobs can be demanding.  So, it’s probably no surprise that we invest so much in our people. Carmen McRae, our director of human resources, has managed this employee investment since early 2003.  The primary … Read More

Presidential Race Decided Early: Paul Audley, FilmL.A. President

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On October 22, 2008, the FilmL.A. Board of Directors unanimously approved the hiring of Paul Audley as our new President. Paul Audley comes to FilmL.A. from The Trust for Public Land, a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco, California, for which he served as Arizona state director.  Audley has an extensive background in community-based nonprofit organizations and government, having served … Read More

Dog Days of Summer at FilmL.A.

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Rin Tin Tin, Lassie and Benji are household names. But around the FilmL.A. office, the real canine stars are Pepe, Pennywise, Mundo and Carlos the Jackal, to name just a few. In addition to other things that make FilmL.A. a great place to work, our pro-pooch policy allows employees to bring in their four-legged friends. Faced with coordinating upwards of … Read More

FilmL.A. Staff Profile: Donna Washington

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In 1993, current FilmL.A. Vice President of Permit Operations Donna Washington left her job as a social worker for the County of Los Angeles to accept a position as a film and video permit coordinator for the City of Los Angeles’ Motion Picture and Television Division, under the Board of Public Works. When the City and County of Los Angeles … Read More