FilmL.A. eNotification Debuts in Hancock Park, Windsor Square

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FilmL.A. has expanded its filming eNotification program to cover residents and property owners in Hancock Park and Windsor Square. As a supplement to FilmL.A.’s standard door-to-door notification service, the new program will offer residents in these areas a convenient new way to stay up-to-date about filming in their neighborhoods. eNotification participants opt-in to receive advance Notices of Filming via email.  … Read More

FilmL.A. Production Coordinators Set Sights on Film Sites

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The March 2008 debut of FilmL.A.’s web-based Online Permit System (OPS), and its subsequent introduction to filmmakers last September, is helping us improve our service to industry customers and area communities. Specifically, the streamlined OPS permit process has enabled us to increase the number of film site visits conducted by FilmL.A. staff. Every week, one of our eight production coordinators … Read More

California Finally Gets Own Filming Incentive

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>After years of work by dedicated champions for entertainment industry jobs, California has a film tax incentive.  On February 20, 2009, Governor Schwarzenegger signed legislation creating tax credits for qualified film and television productions.  The funding allocation is $100 million a year for five years. The state legislature has recognized that the filmed entertainment industry is extremely mobile and that … Read More

L.A. School’s “Fame” Known Throughout the Industry

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Fame, a remake of the 1980 feature film of the same name, just completed filming at Le Conte Middle School in Hollywood.  Filming preparations began at the school in the middle of December and included building an extravagant set in the school’s auditorium. Los Angeles Unified School District schools are frequently used for filming or parking of production vehicles when … Read More

Preventing Problems Through Production Planning

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If you’re working on a feature film, television show or commercial, how do you measure on-the-job frustration? Do you measure it in hours wasted scouting locations that can’t be filmed, either because of conflicts with other productions or area filming restrictions? Or, do you measure it in earfuls of grief from community members or your producer, because the activities you meticulously planned … Read More