Communities


Greater Los Angeles is the film, television and commercial production capital of the world, and the region is rightly celebrated for its creative workforce and unique collection of filming locations.

But these locations are often found in neighborhoods where Angelenos live and work. That’s why we believe all filming should be conducted with professionalism, courtesy and respect.

As a private, nonprofit organization with public sector responsibilities, FilmL.A. works with local public safety authorities to coordinate permits for on-location filming.

If filming is scheduled to happen in your neighborhood, we want to be your resource. Here are some of the things we’re doing to better serve you and your neighbors.

  • 24 hour assistance

    Help with filming in your neighborhood is a phone call away. FilmL.A. is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, but our on-call line is available 24/7 including holidays and weekends.

  • Filmmaker Education

    Every permit FilmL.A. releases reminds filmmakers of their obligations to you and your neighborhood, because each is accompanied by our 20-point Filmmakers’ Code of Professional Responsibility.

  • Neighborhood Notification

    You deserve know about upcoming filming before production trucks roll into your neighborhood. We print and distribute detailed Notices of Filming whenever production is scheduled to take place.

  • On-Location Monitoring

    When a FilmL.A. Monitor is assigned to a production, he or she will interact with residents and production companies to resolve community concerns in real-time.

Contact Us

Phone (213) 977-8600
After-hours: Press 2
Email info@filmla.com

How are we doing?


Online Survey


If you’ve recently sought help from FilmL.A., we invite you to evaluate your experience.

Completing this 5-10 minute survey will help FilmL.A. serve you and your community better.

Please Note:

This survey is for use by residents and business owners in communities that host on-location filming.


It should not be taken by film permit holders or used to report urgent filming-related problems.

Take our survey now!