Santa Monica Holiday Restrictions 2017

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The City of Santa Monica will impose a holiday moratorium that will go into effect on November 20th, 2017 and last through January 2nd, 2018. During the holiday moratorium, filming and production parking will not be permitted in commercial areas of the City of Santa Monica. The areas affected by the moratorium are: Downtown Santa Monica (DTSM) Wilshire Bl., Lincoln … Read More

Twilight Concert Series Affects Filming in Santa Monica

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In an effort to address staffing constraints during the Twilight Concert Series occurring on Thursdays in the city, effective June 22, 2017, all requests for filming on Thursdays, in Santa Monica proper will be reviewed and approved on a case by case basis. If the Santa Monica Police Department determines that an officer is required for production activity planned on … Read More

FilmL.A. Reaches Out to Independent Filmmakers at American Film Market

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Each year, FilmL.A. ramps up its efforts to attract and retain film production in the Greater Los Angeles Region. One of the ways we work to make this happen is by participation in events like the American Film Market (AFM). Every November, the City of Santa Monica opens its doors to one of the independent film community’s most–anticipated conferences. In … Read More

Twilight Concert Series Affects Filming in Santa Monica

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In an effort to address staffing constraints during the Twilight Concert Series occurring on Thursdays in the city, effective immediately, all requests for filming on a Thursday, in Santa Monica proper will be reviewed and approved on a case by case basis. If the Santa Monica Police Department determines that an officer is required for production activity planned on a … Read More

Holiday Filming Moratorium for the City of Santa Monica

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The City of Santa Monica will impose a holiday moratorium that will go into effect on November 23rd, 2015 and last through January 2nd, 2016. During the holiday moratorium, filming and production parking will not be permitted in commercial areas of the City of Santa Monica. The areas affected by the moratorium are: Downtown Santa Monica (DTSM) Wilshire Bl., Lincoln … Read More

Major Construction in the City of Santa Monica

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FilmL.A. has been informed that two long-term construction projects will take place in the City of Santa Monica, the first is the Colorado Esplanade Project and the second is the California Incline Renovation Project. Please note that there will be a significant amount of traffic and noise in and around the affected areas. Permits for production related activity and/or parking … 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

Santa Monica Movie Studio “Xcited” About the Future

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Whenever we hear about an entertainment business committed to growing and expanding its presence in the Golden State, we like to pay them a visit.  And, when Film Works learned that Lee Brownstein, founder of Santa Monica-based XcitableBoy Productions, made the gutsy decision to expand during one of the slowest film production periods on record, we knew that he and … Read More