Holiday Moratorium 2019 – 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 27th and run through January 2, 2020. During the holiday moratorium, filming and production parking will not be permitted in commercial areas of the city. The areas affected by the moratorium are: –Downtown Santa Monica including Wilshire Boulevard (north), Lincoln Boulevard (east), The … Read More

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

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