City of Los Angeles Approves Fee Increase for Uniformed Fire Safety Officers

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The City of Los Angeles recently informed FilmLA that it plans to implement a fee increase for the hiring of Uniformed Safety Officers (USFOs). The newly revised fees for USFOs are as follows: Uniformed Fire Safety Officer RATE INCREASE EFFECTIVE 01/06/20 Hourly Rate (4 hour min.): $109.00 an hour (Prior Rate: $108.00 an hour) For more information about fees collected by … Read More

LAUSD Schools to Close for Winter Break

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FilmLA was recently informed that the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) will take its annual Winter Break from Monday, December 23rd through Tuesday January 7th, 2020. Although LAUSD school facilities will be minimally occupied and available for filming and or parking use during this time, requests to film must be discussed with school site representatives and applications received no … Read More

U.S. Forest Service Imposes Holiday Season Application Deadlines

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Please be advised, the U.S. Forest Service will not be accepting new permit applications for film activity taking place December 23rd – 27th in the Angeles National Forest. The Forest Service will return to its standard, 10-business day application review, beginning December 30th, 2019. Below is a list of permit application deadlines to note prior to submitting a new request … Read More

FilmLA’s Expanded Outreach & Education Program Adds New Team Members

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FilmLA recently celebrated the expansion of its Outreach & Education team (formerly Community Relations). Now comprised of four full-time staff, the team exists to provide constituents with a high level of hands-on service while helping sustain filming’s future in Greater Los Angeles. Coinciding with the team’s expansion and FilmLA’s announcement of the LA Loves Film campaign, Arturo Piña was named Manager … Read More

FilmLA Celebrates Six Years of Community Events and Film-Friendly Fun

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Since 2014, FilmLA has partnered with local elected officials, neighborhood groups and film industry sponsors to facilitate free community events, resource fairs and film screenings for area residents and their families. The assistance FilmLA provides at these events varies, but most often it takes the form of providing refreshments or sourcing projection equipment, securing film licenses and more. FilmLA’s community … Read More