COVID-19 Resource Center

FilmLAProduction Alerts

Last update: Wednesday, 11/25/20 @ 1:45 p.m. FilmLA resumed coordination of film permits on Monday, June 15, and applications continue to be accepted as of today, November 25, 2020. Please see our list of Frequently Asked Questions, latest update on restart progress, and current list of areas open to filming. The LA County health protocols applicable to film production are available from the … Read More

County of Los Angeles & City of Los Angeles Withdraw After-Hours Filming Limit

FilmLAFor Filmmakers, Production Alerts

Last Update: 11.25.20 @ 1:30 p.m. UPDATED: Los Angeles County and the City of Los Angeles have advised FilmLA that filming will not be restricted to the hours between 5 a.m. / 7 a.m. and 10 p.m., as previously announced. Filmmakers are highly encouraged to stay within those limits, if feasible, and be mindful of community impact while California’s Limited … Read More

Filming During a Stay at Home Order: Recommendations from FilmLA

FilmLAFor Filmmakers, Production Alerts

Since June, when on-location film production resumed in Los Angeles under modified public health orders, the State of California has viewed workers supporting the film, television and commercial production industry—who number in the hundreds of thousands here in Greater LA— as essential for the state’s critical infrastructure. FilmLA is unaware of any plans to revisit or modify the state’s essential … Read More

FilmLA Issues Fifth Update on Production Restart Progress

FilmLANews Releases, Research4 Comments

FilmLA, partner film office for the City and County of Los Angeles and other local jurisdictions – today issued an update regarding regional filming activity since the reopening of LA County to on-location filming in June. Over the last twenty weeks, FilmLA has received approximately 2,565 film permit applications spanning 1,967 unique projects. Monthly application intake increased 23.7 percent in … Read More

COVID-19 Pandemic Slices Summer Filming Season in Half

FilmLANews Releases, Research4 Comments

Even as filming is beginning a slow return in Greater Los Angeles, a sobering new report released today reveals the enduring effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the region’s film, television and commercial production industry. Updated data from FilmLA indicate that filming in area communities declined by 54.5 percent year-over-year to muster just 4,199 Shoot Days (SD)* from July through … Read More