FilmL.A. Supports Student Filmmaking Community

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On any given day in our region, anywhere from 100 to 200 film and still photography projects happen on the streets of Greater Los Angeles.  That figure may not be all that surprising, but what may surprise you is that a significant number of those projects — approximately 8.4 percent — are student-led. The large number of student film projects … Read More

FilmL.A.’s Production Planning Team: Local Filmmakers’ Inside Connection

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Locking in locations for your next feature film, television show, commercial or web series can be a daunting task.  Many a production team has scouted a prime location, only to later discover that there are filming restrictions at that site or that another production already has a permit to film in the vicinity.  Early access to information can help filmmakers avoid … Read More

The Student Film Permit Process: An Overview

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Suppose you’re in film school in Los Angeles (as some of you surely are).  You’re handed an assignment for a film project, and are told you’ll need to apply for a permit.  Trouble is, you have no idea what to do next. No worries! Call FilmLA — the not-for-profit official film office of the City and County of Los Angeles … Read More

FilmL.A. Works the Sundance Scene

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Earlier this month, FilmL.A. sent a small delegation to attend the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. The purpose of the trip was to network with film and television decision makers and help spread the message that Los Angeles is open for business. FilmL.A., of course, is at the center of that effort.  With complimentary production planning services, convenient cross-jurisdictional permitting and … Read More