City of Los Angeles Looking to Make Next Season of Episodic TV Easier

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On May 20th, representatives of the City of Los Angeles’ City Administrative Officer (CAO), the Chief Legislative Analyst (CLA), the Mayor’s Office and staff of FilmL.A. met with TV show location managers to discuss on-location filming and the filming-related procedures of various City departments. Currently on hiatus from filming, Tim Hillman of CSI: NY, Tony Salome of NCIS: Los Angeles … Read More

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

LAPD Film Unit Undergoes Changes

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Just over a year ago, the Los Angeles Police Department launched its Contract Services Section (CSS), which contains a film unit responsible for the review and approval of filming permits on behalf of the Los Angeles Police Department. Since its creation, CSS personnel have been a visible presence at film sets, where they have conducted random spot checks to ensure … 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