Update on Filming at Los Angeles Unified Schools

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On October 8, 2015, LAUSD announced that a temporary filming hiatus was in effect for District school properties. Today, FilmL.A. received a statement from LAUSD Superintendent Ramon Cortines, providing an update on the terms of the hiatus: I understand the importance of filming in Los Angeles and the benefits it provides to our schools and the local economy. This morning, … Read More

LAUSD Announces Temporary Filming Hiatus

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The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has informed FilmL.A. that it is temporarily suspending all commercial filming at District schools. LAUSD announced the temporary hiatus as the District undertakes a review of its existing filming practices and procedures. In a statement, LAUSD Superintendent Ramon Cortines explained, “It is important that we ensure teaching and learning are not disrupted, and … Read More

LAUSD to Close for Labor Day Holiday

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The Los Angeles Unified School District has informed FilmL.A. that it will be closed on Friday, September 4th, 2015 and on Monday, September 7th, 2015 in observance of Labor Day. All leasing personnel will be unavailable to accommodate permitting requests during this time. If you are planning to film at a school September 4th thru September 7th, please be sure … Read More

Park Plaza Hotel Closed to Production Activity

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FilmL.A. has been notified by Los Angeles Fire Department’s Film Unit that the Park Plaza Hotel, located at 607 S. Park View Street, Los Angeles, is closed to all production activity until further notice. The building is in the process of gaining compliance with fire and building codes. FilmL.A. will promptly notify the production industry of any updates and changes … Read More

Fire Safety Officer (FSO) Rate Increase, Effective 8/1/15

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The Los Angeles County Fire Department has informed FilmL.A. that August 1, 2015 will bring an increase in hourly fees for Fire Safety Officers (FSOs). The revised fee schedule is as follows: Fire Safety Officer (on duty) Rate: hourly (4 hour min.): $147.74 an hour ****Previous rate: from $143.28 For questions about the new fees or for answers to general … Read More

New L.A. County Road Fees to Take Effect 7/1/15

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The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved the latest in a series of planned film fee increases from the Department of Public Works. The revised fees, which officially take effect on July 1, 2015, are as follows: L.A. County Road Use Fee: $330.00 (from $328.00) L.A. County Road Application Fee: $149.00 (from $148.00) L.A. County Encroachment Fee: $273.00 (from $271.00) For questions … Read More

LAUSD to Increase Filming Fees; New Fee Schedule Effective 6/1/15

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The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has revised its schedule of fees to film or park at District-owned locations. A copy of the revised fee schedule is attached to this alert and will soon appear the FilmL.A. website, The new rates will take effect June 1, 2015. Soon, LAUSD staff and students will enjoy their annual summer recess. The … Read More

Summer Filming Restrictions for L.A. County Beaches

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Summer is nearly upon us, bringing the return of filming restrictions for L.A. County Beaches. All Los Angeles County Beaches will be off-limits for weekend filming beginning this Saturday, May 16th through Sunday, September 6th. This year the Department of Beaches and Harbors has also announced that no beach filming may take place on Friday, May 22nd, in anticipation of … Read More

LACCD Signs Pilot Partnership with FilmL.A.

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This month, FilmL.A. finalized a pilot partnership agreement with the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) to facilitate filming at four LACCD campuses and the downtown district office. With a seventy-seven year history, LACCD is the largest community college district in the United States. FilmL.A. will coordinate filming at the LACCD’s downtown district office, Los Angeles Harbor College in the … Read More

Major Construction in the City of Santa Monica

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FilmL.A. has been informed that two long-term construction projects will take place in the City of Santa Monica, the first is the Colorado Esplanade Project and the second is the California Incline Renovation Project. Please note that there will be a significant amount of traffic and noise in and around the affected areas. Permits for production related activity and/or parking … Read More