UPDATED: LAPD Permit Application Deadline Advisory

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The City of Los Angeles and the LAPD Contract Services Film Unit, which serves as permit authority and approving agency for filming in the City, have notified FilmL.A. that beginning on Monday, February 26, 2018 and continuing for at least 30 days, LAPD will no longer assign resources to review and approve late applications for permitted filming. Because of this, … Read More

Protests to Affect Filming in Downtown Los Angeles November 3-6

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On November 4, 2017 there will be a Nationwide Refuse Fascism protest affecting major areas of the city. The Los Angeles Police Department along with nationwide law enforcement in major metropolitan areas have been preparing for the number of people this event will draw. LAPD officers will be on heightened alert from Friday, November 3rd through Monday, November 6th. A … Read More

CORRECTION: Metro Transit Security to Staff Film Shoots on MTA Properties

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Update: An earlier FilmL.A. Production Alert, dated August 7, detailed a revised procedure for the hiring of security for film-related detail work at LA Metro properties. This Alert supersedes and replaces that announcement. FilmL.A., at the request of L.A. Metro, reminds the production community of the procedures for filming at Metro properties. Metro’s current procedures for filming permits are outlined … Read More

LAPD Tactical Alert for Inauguration Day

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The Los Angeles Police Department has informed FilmL.A. that it has received an increased number of public assembly permit requests for activities commencing on Inauguration Day 2017. As a precaution, the LAPD will be under tactical alert to ensure public safety during planned demonstrations in high traffic areas. During this time, officers will be unavailable for filming related details. Officers … Read More

Remembering Officer Christopher Cortijo, Friend of FilmL.A.

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Last week, the City of Los Angeles paused to pay tribute to one of its own. Long-serving LAPD Motorcycle Officer Christopher Cortijo was laid to rest last Tuesday.   Officer Cortijo tragically lost his life in a traffic accident earlier this month. During his career, Officer Cortijo received 130 commendations for police professionalism and was twice named “Officer of the Year.”  … Read More