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

FilmL.A. Takes e-Commerce to New Heights with OPS

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On September 29, we will introduce to our customers our new state-of-the-art Online Permit System (OPS), which will revolutionize how permits to film on-location are applied for, coordinated and delivered.              The customer-focused component of OPS was designed with input from prospective film industry end-users in an effort to help make their jobs easier. As soon as the system goes … Read More

Second Quarter Gains from First Quarter Pains

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On-location filming reached record highs this past April through June, as a unique combination of seasonal and economic circumstances fueled a 26 percent year-over-year rise in production.   During the past three months, FilmL.A. coordinated a total of 17,375 permitted days of on-location production, making the second quarter of 2008 the busiest single quarter ever observed.  FilmL.A.’s recent announcement of … Read More

North County Partners Envision Filming Without Borders

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On July 16, 2008 the Palmdale City Council voted to approve a contract with FilmL.A. for on-location film permit coordination. FilmL.A. has already partnered with the City of Lancaster and Los Angeles County to coordinate location filming in Palmdale-adjacent areas. This new agreement means FilmL.A. can now coordinate film production within Palmdale city limits and can combine Palmdale locations with … Read More

FilmL.A. Staff Profile: Donna Washington

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In 1993, current FilmL.A. Vice President of Permit Operations Donna Washington left her job as a social worker for the County of Los Angeles to accept a position as a film and video permit coordinator for the City of Los Angeles’ Motion Picture and Television Division, under the Board of Public Works. When the City and County of Los Angeles … Read More