COVID-19 Shutdown Sends Production Levels Lower

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On-location filming in Greater Los Angeles is down more than 18 percent so far in 2020 and continues to fall, according to a report released today by FilmLA. Among other documented impacts to business in the wake of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic, declines in a key measure of entertainment industry output highlight the economic challenges facing LA’s signature industry. … Read More

FilmLA / Los Angeles Community College District Contract to Expire 4/16

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Effective April 16, 2020, FilmLA will discontinue coordination of filming, production basecamps, and related activities on behalf of the Los Angeles Community College District.  The contract between FilmLA and the District expires on that date, and will not be renewed.  Currently, all on-location filming in Greater Los Angeles is on hiatus while state, County, and City Safer at Home orders … Read More

FilmLA to Discontinue Permit Coordination for Angeles National Forest

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Effective April 3, 2020, FilmLA will discontinue coordination and delivery of Special Use Permits for filming in the Angeles National Forest – San Gabriel Mountains National Monument.  Filming inquiries and applications for permission to film on Forest land on or after that date should be directed to the local Forest Service Office:   Angeles National Forest 701 N. Santa Anita Ave. … Read More

FilmLA to Implement Remote Work Plan

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As one of many employers experiencing changes in business operations due to concerns about the Coronavirus, FilmLA has activated a Remote Work Plan for its employees.  According to this Plan, FilmLA will require nearly all of our employees to work from home until further notice.  Thanks to careful preparation, FilmLA is well-equipped to continue operations with little interruption in service … Read More

California Leads Among International Competitors for US Narrative Feature Films

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California leads among the top international competitors when it comes to attracting US-based narrative feature films, according to a new study published today by FilmLA. Feature Films: A Profile of Production analyzes a sample of 291 live-action theatrical-release and 56 streaming-release films from 2018. All films are English-language titles produced by U.S.-based production companies. The study found that that while just … Read More