LAPD Using Expanded Film Permit Enforcement Powers

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The Los Angeles Police Department’s film permit enforcement powers have been clarified under a revised Special Events Ordinance. Passed into law last October by the Los Angeles City Council, the new ordinance revised section 41.20 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) to make it a misdemeanor offense for production companies to film without a permit or engage in activities … Read More

FilmL.A. Investigates CSI:NY Location Manager Tim Hillman

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The year 2009 was a tough one for the local film, television and commercial production industry, but there were some things worth touting.  It was the first full year of operation for our Online Permit System (OPS), which has significantly improved the film permit coordination process by allowing our customers to apply for and track the progress of their film … Read More

FilmL.A. Awarded New L.A. County Contract

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On Tuesday, September 22, 2009, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to enter into a new sole source contract with FilmL.A. for film permit coordination and related community relations and accounting services.    The new contract, crafted to accommodate the unique needs of both the industry and local communities, notably preserves the rapid turnaround and permitting flexibility … Read More

Filmmakers to Set Sights on La Habra Heights

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On August 13, 2009, the La Habra Heights City Council voted to approve a contract with FilmL.A. for on-location film permit coordination.  This new agreement means FilmL.A. will now coordinate film production on private and public property within La Habra Heights’ city limits.  Filmmakers can combine La Habra Heights locations with those in other areas served by FilmL.A. on a … Read More

FilmL.A. Preps Communities for Prep

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On any given day of the week in Los Angeles, some structure — be it a home, office building or public school — is donning a disguise and going incognito courtesy of local filmmakers. This is “prep” and it’s a time of transformation, when real-life locations become storyboard stand-ins. If you live in the greater Los Angeles area, you’ve seen … Read More