Use of Unmanned Aircraft (Drones) on Film Shoots

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Today, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that it will allow the restricted use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) — or “drones” — on film and TV shoots involving a select group of six aerial photo and video production companies. The FAA granted the regulatory exemptions as the first step to allowing the film and television industry the use of … Read More

REMINDER: Permit Operations Policy

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Here at FilmLA we strive to serve and support our production clients with a high level of customer service, prompt responsiveness, flexibility, and up-to-the-minute location and neighborhood updates. Ultimately, we are here to provide assistance and guidance toward the common goal of successful on-location production. We are aware that the nature of production often includes last-minute schedule changes, talent or … Read More

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