City of San Dimas Partners with FilmL.A. for Permits

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The City of San Dimas 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 San Dimas city limits. Located twenty-five minutes east of Los Angeles in the heart of the San Gabriel Valley, San Dimas is known for its blend of … Read More

LACCD Signs Pilot Partnership with FilmL.A.

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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 Partner Spotlight: Filming in Santa Monica

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Last year, the City of Santa Monica inked an agreement with FilmL.A., establishing the nonprofit as the film permit coordinator for the City and providing local filmmakers increased access to a variety of unique locations. To date, FilmL.A. has coordinated several hundred permits for filming in Santa Monica.  City permit approvers, community groups like the Downtown Santa Monica PBAD, and … Read More

FilmL.A. Markets L.A. Region at AFCI Locations Show

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Late last month, the Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI) brought its annual Locations Show back to Los Angeles. As in years past, the Show featured dozens of states and countries as exhibitors, each touting film incentives and locations and trying to draw film production away from Los Angeles. Against this sea of competitors, FilmL.A., the California Film Commission, and … Read More

LocoScout Property Portfolio Expands

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FilmL.A. recently completed a major expansion of LocoScout, our public property location database. During the past few weeks, FilmL.A. employees added dozens of new properties to LocoScout’s portfolio, bringing the total number of featured locations very close to 400. Among the new additions are complete property portfolios for FilmL.A.’s newest school district clients, including the Glendale Unified School District, La … Read More

FilmL.A., Partners Proffer Perks to Local Producers

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Earlier in June, FilmL.A. and the California Film Commission co-sponsored a booth at the second annual Produced By Conference, a three-day event organized by the Producers Guild of America and billed as “an extraordinary weekend of discovery, learning and creative inspiration” for entertainment producers. And an inspiring few days it was!  Five FilmL.A. staffers spent their Saturday or Sunday on … Read More

FilmL.A. Upgrades LocoScout with Public Properties

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FilmL.A. recently added municipal facilities to our LocoScout public property location database, complementing photos of school properties from our five school district clients that have been accessible online since the website’s launch in December 2009. Users can now search for their prize public locations by types such as City Halls, Libraries, Fire Departments, Prisons/Jails, etc., as well as by jurisdictions … Read More

Location Scouting Tool Saves Valuable Time

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There are well over a quarter of a billion websites in existence.  Let’s face it — the internet is filled with lots of what you need and more of what you don’t.  There are plenty of sites that help you waste time and avoid work but fewer that make your job easier.  Despite the internet’s enormity, we believe our customers could still … Read More