Something’s Afoot at FilmL.A. — Staffers Caught Running Through Stop Signs and Intersections

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On Sunday, March 19, four FilmL.A. employees took to the streets of Los Angeles to take part in the Honda L.A. Marathon. FilmL.A. Vice Presidents Susan Angrisano and Todd Lindgren, Monitor Adam Meyer and Accounting Assistant Bryan Gonzalez arrived at Dodger Stadium early Sunday morning prepared to see the Westside by foot and experience the jubilant atmosphere of a spectator-lined … Read More

FilmL.A. Board Elections Held – New Leaders to Take Reins in 2012

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In late November, the FilmL.A. Board of Directors held its annual election.  Acting on the recommendations of its nominating subcommittee, the board voted unanimously to extend the service terms of three of its members, name three new members to the board and appoint a new slate of officers and executive committee for 2012. Current FilmL.A. Board Chair Ed Duffy, a … Read More

FilmL.A. to Offer Limited Student Access to Online Permit System (OPS)

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In a move that is welcomed by local film schools, FilmL.A. is making plans to offer students limited access to its Online Permit System (OPS). By mid-September, student filmmakers working on graduate-level thesis projects will be able to use OPS instead of applying for their permits in person at FilmL.A.’s downtown office. The change is significant because this is the … Read More

FilmL.A. Field Staff Racks Up Miles, Rewards for Safe Driving Habits

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It’s a little-known fact that more than half of FilmL.A.’s workforce is comprised of field personnel serving as Field Services Representatives and FilmL.A. Monitors. And whether they’re tasked with distributing Notices of Filming to area communities or spending their days, nights or weekends monitoring film shoots, their jobs require traveling all over Los Angeles County, racking up a lot of … Read More

FilmL.A. Staff Invited to Sacramento as Expert Witnesses in Legislative Process

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Public participation in government is essential for democracy. Yet, there is often a level of public detachment from the seemingly mundane workings of state government in Sacramento. But, every once in awhile, a bill comes along that promises a real impact on the day-to-day lives of Californians. One such bill – AB1069 – promises an economic return benefiting every citizen … Read More

FilmL.A. Takes Steps to Stop eNotification Abuse

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Earlier this May, FilmL.A. revised the Terms of Service for its popular eNotification service.  By adding new eligibility requirements for program participants and limiting to three the total number of program areas available to any user, FilmL.A. seeks to limit exploitation of its service for unauthorized personal and commercial purposes. Until recently, FilmL.A. did not regularly monitor its subscribers’ declared … Read More

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

Talented FilmL.A. Volunteers on Broadway

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Though some of FilmL.A.’s talented staff members dream of NY’s Broadway, several staffers were recently much more focused on Downtown L.A.’s Historic Broadway Core, where they showed off not their singing and dancing, but their sweeping and scrubbing skills. As part of the ongoing Bringing Back Broadway initiative of Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar, a FilmL.A. team joined about … 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