A Festival to Celebrate the Departing 6th Street Bridge

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In late October, thousands of Angelenos gathered at the 6th Street Viaduct to bid goodbye to a Los Angeles icon.  The 6th Street Bridge, a neighborhood landmark made famous on the small and silver screens, is earmarked for demolition and replacement.  It seemed only fitting that FilmL.A. join other sponsors and the office of Los Angeles City Councilmember Jose Huizar, … Read More

Team FilmL.A. – Pounds the Pavement During 2013 L.A. Marathon

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  On March 17, FilmL.A. staffers arrived at Dodger Stadium ready to take part in the 27th annual ASICS Los Angeles Marathon.  Dressed in matching FilmL.A. tech-shirts, the group was race ready. Team FilmL.A. joined 24,000 excited participants in the mass trek from downtown to Santa Monica.  Adding to the excitement of the day were 35 bands, five entertainment centers … Read More

FilmL.A. Supports Filmmakers Sharing Their L.A.

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On October 20, New Filmmakers LA produced its second annual short film competition celebrating Los Angeles’ cultural diversity.   On Location: The Los Angeles Video Project played at the downtown AT&T Center to a packed house. The films screened at the event answered the question: “What is your L.A.?”  The program gave filmmakers a chance to use the medium of film … Read More

FilmL.A. Sponsors LMGA’s Photo Exhibit, “Downtown: Incomplete LA”

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In April, the Location Managers Guild of America (LMGA) will present a juried photography exhibit, “Downtown: Incomplete LA” featuring original works of fine art photography by professional location scouts and location managers. Downtown Los Angeles is the theme of the exhibit, which features scenes captured within the ever-evolving communities of Downtown Los Angeles. All photos appearing in the exhibit were … Read More

FilmL.A. — There at the “Inception”

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Currently, the top box office draw is Inception, starring Leonardo DiCaprio.  And while the film shot scenes in a number of countries and cities, Angelenos who see the film should recognize many scenes that were filmed on-location in L.A. FilmL.A.’s Production Planning Team was instrumental in providing the Inception filmmakers with early assurance that logistically challenging shoots could be accomplished … Read More

Talented FilmL.A. Volunteers on Broadway

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Though some of FilmL.A.’s talented staff members dream of NY’s Broadway, several staffers were recently much more focused on Downtown L.A.’s Historic Broadway Core, where they showed off not their singing and dancing, but their sweeping and scrubbing skills. As part of the ongoing Bringing Back Broadway initiative of Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar, a FilmL.A. team joined about … Read More

FilmL.A. Installs, Volunteers to Collect Feedback on New Special Conditions for Downtown Filming

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On March 1, 2010, FilmL.A. implemented new Special Conditions for Location Filming in Downtown Los Angeles. Installed on a trial/evaluation basis with the consent of city government, the new Conditions supersede all other guidelines for filming within the boundaries of the Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council (DLANC). The new Conditions mark the third major attempt to improve relations between filmmakers, residents … Read More

FilmL.A. Board Member Profile: Dan Swartz

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Dan Swartz is the newest member of the FilmL.A. Board of Directors, having been appointed in May 2009 as a community representative.  An architect and real estate developer, Dan is a Midwest transplant (1979) who has loved being a resident of downtown Los Angeles since 2005. To learn his perspectives on FilmL.A. and the Los Angeles film production environment, our … Read More