Summer Filming Restrictions for L.A. County Beaches

FilmL.A.Production AlertsLeave a Comment

Summer is nearly upon us, bringing the return of filming restrictions for L.A. County Beaches. All Los Angeles County Beaches will be off-limits for weekend filming beginning Saturday, May 21st through Sunday, September 11th. This year the Department of Beaches and Harbors has also announced that no beach filming may take place on Friday, May 27th, in anticipation of Memorial … Read More

FilmL.A. Supports Filming Close to Home

FilmL.A.Company and Staff News, For FilmmakersLeave a Comment

Each year, hundreds of Los Angeles area filmmakers avail themselves of low-cost access to a variety of publicly owned film locations. Thanks to the generosity of the City of Los Angeles, use fees are waived for filming at most city-owned properties, making access to these facilities very affordable. A lesser-known perk of filming in Los Angeles is that FilmL.A.’s Hollywood … Read More

A Festival to Celebrate the Departing 6th Street Bridge

FilmL.A.For Communities1 Comment

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

Avoiding Insurance Related Permit Delays

FilmL.A.For Filmmakers2 Comments

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 Hawthorne Partners with FilmL.A. for Permits

FilmL.A.For Filmmakers, Production Alerts4 Comments

FilmL.A. is pleased to announce that the City of Hawthorne has established FilmL.A as film permit coordinator for the area.  Known as the “City of Good Neighbors,” Hawthorne is home to many unique filming locations.  Hawthorne’s 6.1 square miles are home to the Hawthorne Mall (closed), the Robert F. Kennedy Hospital (closed) and a city-owned police station (closed).  Hawthorne also … Read More

LACCD Signs Pilot Partnership with FilmL.A.

FilmL.A.For Filmmakers, Production Alerts1 Comment

This month, FilmL.A. finalized a pilot partnership agreement with the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) to facilitate filming at four LACCD campuses and the downtown district office. With a seventy-seven year history, LACCD is the largest community college district in the United States. FilmL.A. will coordinate filming at the LACCD’s downtown district office, Los Angeles Harbor College in the … Read More

City Council Extends Facility Fee Waiver Program

FilmL.A.For FilmmakersLeave a Comment

In December, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved an extension of its City Facilities Location Fee Waiver Program, to wide film industry approval. For five years, the program has aided local filmmakers by waiving facility use fees for productions shot on City-controlled properties like Los Angeles City Hall, City libraries, and law enforcement facilities.  Only a handful of City … Read More

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

FilmL.A.For Communities, For FilmmakersLeave a Comment

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

Southwest Marine Will Officially Re-Open for Filming

FilmL.A.For Filmmakers, Production Alerts

The Port of Los Angeles has informed FilmL.A. that Southwest Marine will officially re- open for filming. The official date is Monday, March 24th, 2014. However, due to scheduled environmental remediation obligations, the facility will close to filming on August 31st, 2014. Southwest Marine is a ship-repair facility on Terminal Island in the Port of Los Angeles. It was once … Read More

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

FilmL.A.For Communities, For FilmmakersLeave a Comment

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