Changes to Section 333 Grant Exemption UAS Operations – Flight Over

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FilmL.A. was recently made aware of a change to the rules and regulations governing UAS operators using the Section 333 Grant Exemption. In November of 2016, the FAA changed its rules related to UAS operations over “participants” (cast/crew, etc.). The regulations are revised as follows: “For the purpose of closed-set motion picture and television filming, now defined as aerial data … Read More

LAFD Updates Hospital and Institution Forms and Processes

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The Los Angeles City Fire Department (LAFD) has updated its Hospital and Institution Form.  Updates include 3 new forms highlighting new protocols with regard to Schools & Churches, Special Action (Tent Permits) and Special Effects. In addition, the LAFD Film Unit has updated the forms and the manner in which communications for requests are to be received which is now … Read More

Team FilmL.A. Joins 10,000 River Stewards for the 28th Annual LA River Clean Up

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This April, the Friends of the Los Angeles River (FoLAR) hosted its 28th Annual Great LA River Clean Up: La Gran Limpieza!  FOLAR organizers divided the river into three sections for three separate clean-up days. Team FilmL.A. chose to direct its efforts to the mid-river areas as part of Earth Day 2017. Team FilmL.A. joined thousands of LA River supporters in bagging … Read More

Summer Filming Restrictions at L.A. County Beaches

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Summer is nearly upon us, bringing the return of filming restrictions for L.A. County Beaches. All Los Angeles County Beaches will be off-limits for weekend filming beginning Saturday, May 20th through Sunday, September 10th.  The Department of Beaches and Harbors has announced that no beach filming may take place on Friday, May 26th through May 30th, in anticipation of Memorial Day … Read More

Fiesta Broadway Coming Up: City to Restrict Filming & Street Closures in Affected Areas

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The Fiesta Broadway celebration is scheduled to take place on Sunday, April 30th 2017. In preparation for this event, the Department of Transportation (DOT) will begin closing roadways at 10 AM on April 29th. Roadways will not re-open until 5 AM on Monday, May 1st. Please be aware of the following street closures: Broadway between 5th St and 7th St to Broadway … Read More

Road Closures for the 5th Annual Hollywood Half Marathon 4/8/17

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The 5th Annual Hollywood Half Marathon is will take place on Saturday, April 8th, 2017. The marathon will begin at Hollywood and Highland and follow a route along Hollywood Boulevard. The marathon course and a complete list of closures can be found here. LADOT posting restrictions go into effect along the parade route beginning at 12:00 a.m. on Saturday, April … Read More

Griffith Park – Greek Theatre Lots Off Limits

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The Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks has notified FilmL.A. that the Griffith Park-Greek Theatre lots will be off limits for production companies for filming, base camp and other activities, effective March 21, 2017. The restriction is necessary to help ease traffic congestion and allow entry and departure for theatre events. FilmL.A. will provide more information about the use of … Read More

Potential Area Closure – Pyramid Lake

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The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) has notified FilmL.A. that it could suspend permits for production activity at Pyramid Lake as soon as April 1st, 2017. If the suspension goes into effect, the Spanish Point, Emigrant Landing and Vaquero Beach Areas as well as other areas at/on the lake would be affected. FilmL.A. is in the process of gathering additional information … Read More

Pan African Film & Arts Festival Celebrates 25 Years

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In February, FilmL.A. partnered with the Pan African Film & Arts Festival (PAFF-LA). The 2017 festival marked the festival’s 25th year and FilmL.A.’s fourth year as a co-sponsor. PAFF-LA is America’s largest and most prestigious celebration of black film. Annually, PAFF-LA showcases more than 150 quality new films and features artwork from over 100 fine artists and craftspersons. For 2017, PAFF-LA … Read More

L.A. Region Projects Earn 71 Industry Awards: FilmL.A.’s 2017 Season Recap

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As the 2017 Awards Season begins to winds down, FilmL.A. is here to remind our readers of how well L.A. area productions fared for the season. This year marks FilmL.A.’s third year of regional awards tracking and reporting. It is always thrilling to see local talent rewarded for the outstanding work they do, and this season offered numerous wins to … Read More