New Film Permitting System Launched

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On March 1, FilmL.A. proceeded with the internal launch of OPS, a custom-built film permitting system. More than two years in development, OPS was engineered to replace an aging, no-longer-supported database inherited in 1995 from the City of Los Angeles. FilmL.A.’s considerable investment in OPS reflects our commitment to streamlining the film permitting process for the jurisdictions and production-industry customers … Read More

City of Lancaster Partners with FilmL.A.

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On January 22, 2008, the City of Lancaster became the latest jurisdiction to contract with FilmL.A. for expedited film permitting and industry/community relations. Located in north Los Angeles County, Lancaster is home to many attractive filming locations including a City-owned baseball stadium, national soccer center and performing arts center. Lancaster was named the region’s “Most Business-Friendly City” by the Los … Read More

FilmL.A. Helps Local Community Organizations

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At the end of 2007, FilmL.A. saw an opportunity to support fellow community nonprofits by donating office furniture and equipment we could no longer use. We teamed up with iReuse to provide local organizations the means to continue offering free or low-cost resources to under-served communities. The Braswell Rehabilitation Institute for Development of Growth and Educational Services, Inc. (B.R.I.D.G.E.S.), which … Read More

L.A.-Based Film Production Slips in ’07

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There were fewer white trucks on the streets of Los Angeles in 2007. Last year, uncertainty related to industry contract talks and a November walkout by Hollywood writers helped cast a long shadow over film production in L.A. Overall filming levels in L.A. slipped one percent last year, with six of eight tracked production categories posting annual declines. Tepid performance … Read More