Update on LA County Road, Location Closures Due to Woolsey & Hill Fires

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Due to the devastating wildfires that recently swept thorough multiple communities along the Santa Monica Mountains, many area locations remain off limits for filming.  FilmL.A. joins all Angelenos in appreciation of the firefighters and other emergency responders still working diligently to contain these fires and safeguard lives and property. Any property still subject to evacuation order, or made inaccessible due to … 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

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