Notice of FilmL.A. Fee Increase, Effective August 1, 2016

FilmL.A.Production Alerts

After months of research and evaluation, FilmL.A. will implement a revised fee schedule for new film permit applications received on or after August 1, 2016.
The new schedule will raise FilmL.A. fees for permit coordination and related services for the first time since 2008. The new rates were adopted in June by the FilmL.A. Board of Directors as part of the organization’s FY’17 budget.
As a not-for-profit, economic development organization, FilmL.A.’s policy is to avoid fee increases whenever possible, and minimize fee increases when they are necessary. The forthcoming increases will offset the rising cost of providing film permit coordination and related services to our entertainment industry customers, local government clients and community partners.
Some of the services sustained by this action include:

  • One Stop Permit Processing & Production Planning Assistance
  • Comprehensive Community Relations, Including Neighborhood Notification & Monitoring
  • Technology Investments, Including the Online Permit System (OPS) and LocoScoutTM
  • 24/7 Filming Complaint Referral and Resolution
  • Marketing Greater Los Angeles as a Premier Production Location
  • Film Economy Research, Data Collection & Dissemination
  • Advocating for Sensible Film Policy at the State and Local Level

Considerable research was conducted over the past year to inform this change in pricing. FilmL.A.’s new rates are set well below the overall increase in consumer prices over the last eight years. The new rates are also set below the average regional rate for like services, keeping FilmL.A. and its client jurisdictions cost-competitive within the Greater Los Angeles Region.

A revised schedule of primary FilmL.A. fees is attached for your reference. Our Production Planning team is also available to assist should you have questions.

FilmL.A. Primary Fee Schedule
Effective August 1, 2016
Fee Description Current Rate New Rate Unit
Film Application Fee $625.00 $660.00 Per Permit
Film Permit Rider Fee $100.00 $105.00 Per Permit
Modified Permit Application Fee $50.00 $52.00 Per Permit
Modified Permit Rider Fee $25.00 $26.00 Per Permit
Monitor Fee(s) $30.00 $31.00 Per Hour
Monitor Fee(s) – Overtime $45.00 $47.00 Per Hour
Monitor Fee(s) – Double Time $60.00 $62.00 Per Permit
Still Photo Application Fee $60.00 $63.00 Per Permit
Still Photo Rider Fee $20.00 $21.00 Per Permit
Student Permit Fee (Complex) $90.00 $95.00 Per Permit
Student Permit Fee (Simple) $25.00 $25.00 Per Permit
Notification Fee $155.00 $164.00 Within Radius
Delivery Fee $55.00 $58.00 Per Day

*FilmL.A. fees not listed on this primary fee schedule will have their maximum rate raise according to the change in CPI since 2008.