FLICS Taps FilmL.A. to Serve as COLA Event Coordinator

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The California On-Location Awards™ (COLA) is the premiere awards ceremony saluting location professionals, production companies and public employees for professional excellence while working on location in the State of California. COLA is a project of Film Liaisons in California, Statewide (FLICS), a group that seeks to promote and facilitate in-state filming. In 2010, the long-serving organizers of the California On-Location … Read More

Five Years and Counting – FilmL.A.’s Location Managers Reception

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Last Thursday, May 12, as the setting summer sun cast a striking copper glow over downtown Los Angeles, scores of eager location managers, assistant location managers, location scouts and permit service representatives filtered into FilmL.A.’s downtown office. Having long ago opted-in for online delivery, most of the arrivals hadn’t come to pick up permits.  Instead, they’d arrived ready to sit … Read More

FilmL.A. Sponsors LMGA’s Photo Exhibit, “Downtown: Incomplete LA”

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In April, the Location Managers Guild of America (LMGA) will present a juried photography exhibit, “Downtown: Incomplete LA” featuring original works of fine art photography by professional location scouts and location managers. Downtown Los Angeles is the theme of the exhibit, which features scenes captured within the ever-evolving communities of Downtown Los Angeles. All photos appearing in the exhibit were … Read More

Food, Drink Consumed: Merriment Ensued

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For the fourth year in a row, FilmL.A. hosted our Location Managers Party at our offices at Los Angeles Center Studios (LACS).  Originally conceived as a chance to show off our then-new location downtown and to provide face-to-face introductions of our customers and staff, the gathering has become an annual event anticipated by Location Managers and other FilmL.A. customers as … 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