FilmL.A.’s Field Services Team: Neighborhood Partners Since 1996

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Films, television shows, and commercials are created on streets where others live, work and play.  As such, balancing the needs of filmmakers, residents and businesses is key to FilmL.A.’s mission.  FilmL.A.’s Field Services Representatives (FSRs) provide community stakeholders and production companies with personal, ground level-support before production trucks ever roll into area neighborhoods. FilmL.A. introduced its Notification service to the … Read More

FilmL.A. Celebrates Expansion of CA Film & Television Tax Credit

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On September 18, 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 1839 (Gatto/Bocanegra) — the California Film and Television Job Retention and Promotion Act — into law.  The bill signing took place before a crowd of elected officials and film industry professionals at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood, CA.  The event was monumental for California film and television workers, … Read More

City Partner Spotlight: Filming in Santa Monica

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Last year, the City of Santa Monica inked an agreement with FilmL.A., establishing the nonprofit as the film permit coordinator for the City and providing local filmmakers increased access to a variety of unique locations. To date, FilmL.A. has coordinated several hundred permits for filming in Santa Monica.  City permit approvers, community groups like the Downtown Santa Monica PBAD, and … Read More

FilmL.A. Lauds FAA Decision on Drones for Filming

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On September 25, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted a limited number of regulatory exemptions allowing the restricted use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) — or “drones” — for film and television production by a select group of six aerial photo and video production companies. FilmL.A. officials applauded the FAA’s decision as a first step toward the full legalization of … Read More

Use of Unmanned Aircraft (Drones) on Film Shoots

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Today, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that it will allow the restricted use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) — or “drones” — on film and TV shoots involving a select group of six aerial photo and video production companies. The FAA granted the regulatory exemptions as the first step to allowing the film and television industry the use of … Read More