Community Filming Surveys: An Overview

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The Community Filming Survey (aka “filming survey,” or “community survey”) is an integral part of the permit coordination process . Even though dozens of these surveys are conducted each week, their purpose and the rules that govern them are sometimes a mystery to Angelenos. To speak directly to some of the misinformation out there, here is a short overview of … Read More

FilmLA Report Reveals Strong Demand for LA Area Sound Stages & Backlots

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FilmLA 2020 Sound Stage Production Report 2020

High Occupancy, Utilization Rates See Increased Interest in Local Development Today, FilmLA issued its fourth Sound Stage Production Report, updating for the year 2020 the ongoing study of occupancy and utilization of certified sound stages in Greater Los Angeles. The time period covered by this update, marked by an unprecedented global filming shut down due to COVID-19, lends special significance … Read More

Five Mistakes to Avoid for First-time Permit Applicants

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Five Mistakes to Avoid for First Time Permit Applicants - FilmLA

FilmLA is proud to serve the Greater Los Angeles film community. As part of the support we provide, we aim to make the permit process as straightforward as possible. With that goal in mind, here are the top five mistakes made by first-time film permit applicants, and how you can avoid them on your next shoot. (1) Missing Permit Application … Read More

Cesar Chavez Day Permit Deadlines

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The City and County of Los Angeles, as well as some other jurisdictions we serve, will be closed on Monday, March 28th in observance of Cesar Chavez Day. Please note the following permit deadlines. Permits for: Tuesday, 3/29 are due no later than 10am on Wednesday, 3/23 Wednesday, 3/30 are due no later than 10am on Thursday, 3/24 Thursday, 3/31 … Read More

UPDATE:  MyFilmLA System Update Schedule Extended 

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Updated: March 9th @5:20pm For the weekend of March 12th to March 13th, MyFilmLA will be unavailable beginning at noon on Saturday 3/12 through approximately 6 p.m. on Sunday, 3/13.  Permit applicants who anticipate filming from March 12th through March 14th should take delivery of finalized permits on Friday March 11th, if possible.  A recent FilmLA Production Alert announced a … Read More