Update on Filming at Los Angeles Unified Schools

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On October 8, 2015, LAUSD announced that a temporary filming hiatus was in effect for District school properties. Today, FilmL.A. received a statement from LAUSD Superintendent Ramon Cortines, providing an update on the terms of the hiatus: I understand the importance of filming in Los Angeles and the benefits it provides to our schools and the local economy. This morning, … Read More

LAUSD to Increase Filming Fees; New Fee Schedule Effective 6/1/15

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The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has revised its schedule of fees to film or park at District-owned locations. A copy of the revised fee schedule is attached to this alert and will soon appear the FilmL.A. website, The new rates will take effect June 1, 2015. Soon, LAUSD staff and students will enjoy their annual summer recess. The … Read More

Construction Set to Begin August 2015: 6th Street Viaduct

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Please be advised, a construction project is set to begin on the 6th Street Bridge and surrounding areas which will result in several bridge and road closures. Closures of surrounding areas will go into effect within the next few weeks, with demolition of the bridge starting in August 2015. The overall project is scheduled to last well into the year … Read More

Metro Presents CicLAvia – San Fernando Valley 3/22/15

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On a Sunday, March 22, 2015, the Metropolitan Transit Authority (METRO) will host the first ever CicLAvia event in the San Fernando Valley. Beginning at 9 am, 5.5 miles of area streets along Lankershim Boulevard, from Universal City to North Hollywood ending at Coldwater Canyon will be closed. Intended to create a stronger sense of community in the San Fernando … Read More

Use of Unmanned Aircraft (Drones) on Film Shoots

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Today, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that it will allow the restricted use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) — or “drones” — on film and TV shoots involving a select group of six aerial photo and video production companies. The FAA granted the regulatory exemptions as the first step to allowing the film and television industry the use of … Read More