Processing Time Extended for Requests to Film at LA City Park Properties

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The City of Los Angeles Park Film Office (PFO) has informed FilmLA that due to COVID-19 related staff shortages, the standard time required to process reservations and permits for filming at park facilities has temporarily been extended. Effective January 12, 2022, the standard 72 hours processing window has been extended to five full business days, prior to the first planned … Read More

Permit Deadlines: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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FilmLA, the City and County of Los Angeles, as well as other jurisdictions we serve, will be closed on Monday, January 17th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Please note the following permit deadlines: Tuesday, 1/18 due Wednesday, 1/12 – no later than 2pm Wednesday, 1/19 due Thursday, 1/13 – no later than 2pm Thursday, 1/20 due Friday, … Read More

2021 Television Report Illuminates Impact of COVID-19 on Recent Series Production

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FilmLA 2021 Television Research Report

In the second quarter of 2020, the global COVID-19 pandemic brought scripted television production (along with production of other forms of filmed entertainment) to a halt. At the time, FilmLA estimated that approximately 198 U.S. produced, English-language series were either shut down or unable to commence production between mid-March and mid-June of that year. Industry observers then watched as the … Read More

Updated: Holiday Permit Application Deadlines and FilmLA Holiday Hours of Operation

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Updated 12/22/21 at 3:45 pm FilmLA, the City and the County of Los Angeles will be closed on Friday, Friday December 24 and Friday December 31 in observance of the Christmas and New Years holidays. In addition, FilmLA will observe holiday hours of operation as follows: Monday, December 20:            9am – 4pm Tuesday, December 21:            9am – 4pm Wednesday, December 22:       9am – 4pm … Read More

Los Angeles City Harbor Department Announces Thanksgiving Permit Application Deadlines

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FilmLA was informed today that the City of Los Angeles Harbor Department, which oversees operations at the Port of Los Angeles, will be closed during normal business hours from Monday, 11/22/21 through 11/26/21 due to limited staffing and the Thanksgiving holiday. Filmmakers who anticipate filming in areas requiring Harbor Department approval are encouraged to file permit applications with FilmLA as … Read More