Presidential Race Decided Early: Paul Audley, FilmL.A. President

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On October 22, 2008, the FilmL.A. Board of Directors unanimously approved the hiring of Paul Audley as our new President. Paul Audley comes to FilmL.A. from The Trust for Public Land, a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco, California, for which he served as Arizona state director.  Audley has an extensive background in community-based nonprofit organizations and government, having served … Read More

Seasons Change, Cloudy Outlook Remains

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New FilmL.A. production data reveals that local on-location feature film production dropped 38 percent between July and September, as compared to the same period last year.  The year-over-year decline from 1,897 to 1,181 permitted production days (PPD) is due to a string of unusually early project wraps; many producers chose to start their projects ahead of mid-year contract deadlines.   … Read More

New Website Helps Demystify Permitting Process

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FilmL.A. launched a new website September 29, and with it, we introduced a host of new information sections for our government, industry and community partners.   In addition to our new Online Permit System (OPS), an important new web feature is our Getting Started section for filmmakers.  This section houses easy-to-follow, step-by-step guides to the film permitting process, as streamlined and simplified by … Read More

Lyons Roars about Online Permit System

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David Lyons, Assistant Location Manager for the independent feature film Unthinkable, applied for the 100th permit submitted through FilmL.A.’s Online Permit System (OPS). OPS debuted on September 29 and allows users to apply for permits online, track the status of required agency and department approvals and take electronic delivery of permits once completed. “This was the first permit I had … Read More

Dog Days of Summer at FilmL.A.

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Rin Tin Tin, Lassie and Benji are household names. But around the FilmL.A. office, the real canine stars are Pepe, Pennywise, Mundo and Carlos the Jackal, to name just a few. In addition to other things that make FilmL.A. a great place to work, our pro-pooch policy allows employees to bring in their four-legged friends. Faced with coordinating upwards of … Read More