LAUSD License Agreement Requests

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The new approval process for License Agreements for use of LAUSD properties has sometimes resulted in slower responses than in the past. Due to this new process FilmL.A. has also received more rejections of requested License Agreements. As a result of this recent change, it is our recommendation that applications be submitted to FilmL.A. no less than four full week-days … Read More

Avoiding Insurance Related Permit Delays

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FilmL.A. has been known to turn around film permit applications in as few as two business days.  Three days is fairly standard, and many factors could add additional time, but did you know the number one reason for delays in permit processing is lack of required liability insurance? Obtaining liability insurance sufficient to meet local requirements is an integral part … Read More

City of Newport Beach Partners with FilmL.A. for Permits

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The City of Newport Beach has approved an agreement with FilmL.A. establishing the not-for- profit as the film permit coordinator for the area. FilmL.A. will now accept applications for permits to film within Newport Beach city limits. The City of Newport Beach is located in the coastal center of Orange County, with Los Angeles County to the north and San … Read More

REMINDER: Permit Operations Policy

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Here at FilmL.A. we strive to serve and support our production clients with a high level of customer service, prompt responsiveness, flexibility, and up-to-the-minute location and neighborhood updates. Ultimately, we are here to provide assistance and guidance toward the common goal of successful on-location production. We are aware that the nature of production often includes last-minute schedule changes, talent or … Read More

FilmL.A. Adds Monrovia to its Growing List of Clients

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The City of Monrovia has approved an agreement with FilmL.A., establishing the not-for-profit as the film permit coordinator for the area.  FilmL.A. will now accept applications for permits to film within the Monrovia city limits. The 13.7 square mile city is located 20 miles northeast of Los Angeles at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains, Monrovia is part of … Read More

FilmL.A. Adds Monterey Park to Roster of Valued Clients

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The City of Monterey Park recently approved an agreement with FilmL.A., establishing the not-for-profit as the film permit coordinator for the area.  FilmL.A. began accepting applications for permits to film within the Monterey Park city limits in late November. The 7.73 square mile city is located in the San Gabriel Valley.  Monterey Park is just 10 minutes east of Downtown … Read More

FilmL.A. Helping to Direct Hollywood’s Future

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Los Angeles is home to the world’s most talented filmmakers.  Need proof?  Consider the thousands of students who come to Los Angeles each year to enroll at one of our prestigious local film schools. FilmL.A. knows just how important student filmmakers are to local filming.  Student films make up about seven percent of all permitted film production days (PPD) logged … Read More

Filming Without a Permit Could Really Cost You

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In tough economic times, individuals, families and businesses find ways to slash budgets, streamline and “go without”.  One such risky ploy to save money seems be happening more frequently — production companies “going without” a film permit.  While pinching pennies is prudent, filming without a permit is illegal and can be costly. It’s been two years now since the Los … Read More

FilmL.A. to Offer Limited Student Access to Online Permit System (OPS)

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In a move that is welcomed by local film schools, FilmL.A. is making plans to offer students limited access to its Online Permit System (OPS). By mid-September, student filmmakers working on graduate-level thesis projects will be able to use OPS instead of applying for their permits in person at FilmL.A.’s downtown office. The change is significant because this is the … Read More