Fiesta Broadway Returns April 28, Expect Street Closures in DTLA

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The 2019 Fiesta Broadway street festival and celebration will take place on Sunday, April 28, 2019.  In preparation for the event, the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) has planned a series of road closures which will affect surface streets in the Downtown Los Angeles area. LADOT will begin closing roadways at 10 AM on April 27 and re-open area … Read More

LAFD to Increase City UFSO Fees Effective 3/18/19

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The Los Angeles City Fire Department’s Board of Commissioners has notified FilmLA of an increase in hourly fees for Uniformed Fire Safety Officers (UFSO). The revised fee schedule is as follows: Uniformed Fire Safety Officer RATE INCREASE EFFECTIVE 03/18/19 Hourly Rate (4 hour min.): $108.00 an hour  (Prior Rate: $85.00 an hour) For questions about the new fees or for … Read More

L.A. Big 5K & Sketchers L.A. Marathon, March 23 & 24: Street/Lane Closures in Affected Areas

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The 2019 Sketchers Performance LA Marathon will be held on Sunday, March 24, 2019, with the L.A. 5K held the day before on Saturday, March 23, 2019.  The Marathon will begin at Dodger Stadium and follow a route that crosses into Downtown Los Angeles, Echo Park, Silver Lake, Hollywood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Century City, Westwood, Brentwood and Santa Monica. … Read More

California Tops for TV in 2018, Finds FilmLA Research Report

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Today, FilmLA released a new report prepared by its research division. The 2018 Television Report offers an overview of the current production landscape for U.S. based television series and new TV projects (i.e. pilots).  In addition to quantifying California’s capture of this economically important business, the report assesses some of the trends shaping series production across broadcast, cable and digital networks. “This … Read More

Main & Spring Forward – Delineator Removal Pricing for Film Activity

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As part of the Main & Spring Forward Program, the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) added delineators to Main and Spring Streets to separate bike lanes from vehicle traffic lanes. As of today, a total of 38 delineators have been installed. To prevent motor vehicles from parking within designated bike lanes and for the safety of cyclists, pedestrians and … Read More

State Veterinarian Calls for Cancellations of Poultry Exhibitions due to Virulent Newcastle Disease

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According to the California Department of Food & Agriculture an outbreak of Virulent Newcastle Disease (VND) was discovered in May 2018.  Since then VND has had a devastating impact on backyard bird populations in four Southern California counties including Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura.  The virus has also been found in three commercial facilities in Riverside County. Virulent … Read More

Plan Ahead: LAUSD Schools to Close for Winter Break

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The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) will take its annual Winter Break from Monday, December 17th through Tuesday January 4th, 2018. 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 later than Wednesday, December 19th … Read More

UAS / Drone Updates

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Submission Deadlines: Due to the increasing demand for drone filming and in an effort to ensure the best possible service to the film industry, please note the following: When requesting UAS/drones at film locations please be aware that the deadline to submit all required documentation and related insurance to FilmL.A. is 12:00pm one (1) business day prior to the first date … Read More

Who Rescues Who? L.A. Based Show Lucky Dog Changes Lives

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There is no place like home, especially for a furry would-be friend stuck in a pound desperate for a loving family.  The mission of Lucky Dog and its host, Brandon McMillan, is to rescue difficult-to-love, untrained dogs and transform them into model pets. Each episode showcases the success story of a rehabilitated dog and the family that will provide it with … Read More