The Los Angeles River Clean-Up is ‘Thirty and Thriving’ Thanks to FoLAR

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The largest organized river clean-up in the United States turned 30 this April, as Friends of the Los Angeles River (FoLAR) celebrated with clean-up events spanning the length of the 51-mile Los Angeles River. FoLAR’s ‘La Gran Limpieza’ invited thousands of Angelenos to come together and remove tons of trash and debris from the river.  Organizers divided the river into … Read More

FilmL.A. Community Movie Night Sponsorships Continue into the Fall Season

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Summer is winding down but FilmL.A.’s community movie night sponsorships continue! Since 2014, FilmL.A. has partnered with local elected officials, local Neighborhood Councils and film industry sponsors to facilitate free community movie nights for area residents and their families.  FilmL.A.’s support for community film events takes the form of providing free refreshments or sourcing projection equipment and/or film licenses.  FilmL.A.’s … Read More

FilmL.A. Recaps 2016 Film in California Conference

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Hundreds flocked to CBS’s Radford campus in May to attend the 2016 Film In California Conference, co-hosted by the California Film Commission (CFC), CBS Studio Center and the Film Liaisons in California Statewide (FLICS).  Now in its eighth year, the Film In California Conference is unique in that it is the only event held exclusively to promote filming resources in … Read More

FilmL.A., Production Community Come Together to Support Five Acres

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This past holiday season, FilmL.A. teamed up with local productions to take part in a holiday toy and basic needs drive for residents of the Five Acres Orphanage and Foster Home in Altadena. Last year marked FilmL.A.’s third year of participation. Five Acres has been serving Southern California for 127 years by promoting safe, loving and permanent family solutions for … Read More

FilmL.A. Continues Support for Community Film Screenings

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FilmL.A. continues to work with City and County partners to bring free summer entertainment to local neighborhoods! FilmL.A., in partnership with the offices of the Los Angeles City Council, local Neighborhood Councils, community organizations and the film industry has worked to help bring free outdoor movie screenings to neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles.  Taking many forms, such as film licensing fees, … Read More

FilmL.A. Offers Support for Community Film Screenings

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In support of its outreach and education efforts, FilmL.A. has partnered with Los Angeles City Council District Offices, California State Assemblymembers, local Neighborhood Councils and the industry to sponsor several summer movie nights for area residents.  FilmL.A.’s Community Outreach Liaisons Arturo Piña and Guy Langman, who oversee the summer screening sponsorships, describe the program as one way that FilmL.A. thanks … Read More

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. Thanks Local Communities for “Film-Friendliness”

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As a part of FilmL.A.’s outreach and education efforts, last month our Community Outreach Liaisons assisted with a pair of events to thank local communities for welcoming on-location filming in their neighborhoods. First, FilmL.A. staff attended the Cheviot Hills Annual Block Party on July 4. Community Outreach Liaison Arturo Pina staffed a table and answered questions about FilmL.A. and filming … Read More

North Hollywood Coalition Benefits from Hosting Film & Television Production

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The North Hollywood Interfaith Food Pantry is a coalition of over 10 churches and temples who come together to feed the less fortunate. In operation for 25 years, the 501 (c)3 has over 200 volunteers working year round to feed between 4000 and 5000 people a month. The largest contributor to the pantry is First Christian Church which donates almost … Read More

Team FilmL.A. Participates in the 25th Annual LA River Clean-Up

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This year, Friends of the Los Angeles River (FoLAR) conducted its 25th Annual Los Angeles River Clean-Up.  To commemorate this special anniversary, organizers divided the river into three sections and hosted three separate clean-up days. FilmL.A. participated in the clean-up for its third straight year, using it as an opportunity to give back to the local communities where filming happens. This … Read More