Street Closures for the 90th Academy Awards Week

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This upcoming weekend, Hollywood will host the 90th Academy Awards. Please be advised that a series of road and sidewalk closures will be in effect for the event. Closures will affect all lanes of traffic on Hollywood Boulevard between Highland Avenue and Orange Drive. Roads will remain closed until Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 6 a.m. Below is a list … Read More

FilmL.A. Supports Filming Close to Home

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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

FilmL.A. Board Elections Held – New Leaders to Take Reins in 2012

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In late November, the FilmL.A. Board of Directors held its annual election.  Acting on the recommendations of its nominating subcommittee, the board voted unanimously to extend the service terms of three of its members, name three new members to the board and appoint a new slate of officers and executive committee for 2012. Current FilmL.A. Board Chair Ed Duffy, a … Read More

Guest Post: Cinema Is Los Angeles, And it Needs to Stay that Way

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(Ed. — Below is a post by guest blogger S. Carson, who responded to Film Works’ open invitation for guest posts.  Anyone interested in contributing as a guest blogger should email us at info@filmla.com) Walking up the dimly lit stairs, I bounded to the top and settled myself directly in the middle chair. I always arrived early to make sure … Read More

Bronson Canyon – The World’s Stand-in

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Best known as the location from which the Batmobile sped out every week in the 1960s in search of villains committing dastardly deeds, Bronson Canyon and its cave has been featured in dozens of movies and television shows because of its craggy, desolate, and remote location, though just minutes above Hollywood on Canyon Drive in Griffith Park.  This area has been a … Read More

Hollywood Visual Effects Freelancer Takes Time to Reach Out to Hollywood’s Homeless

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North Carolina native Spencer Tucker moved into the heart of Hollywood in later Summer 2010. Like many in the entertainment industry, Spencer moved here to further his career as a cinematographer. He drips with Southern Hospitality, yet without any trace of a southern accent. Like the place he now calls home, Spencer is delightfully unique. Like so many in his … Read More

Family-Owned Jackson Shrub: Greening Hollywood Sets Since 1937

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Perhaps no other business epitomizes both the American and Hollywood Dream like Jackson Shrub and Supply.  Family run since 1937, the North Hollywood-based company employs 50 people, whose skill and talent is primarily dedicated to providing the entertainment industry with live plant rentals as well as prop rentals and set construction services. The company’s founder, Cecil Jackson, worked as a … Read More