Plan Ahead: LAUSD Schools to Close for Winter Break

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The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) will take its annual Winter Break from Monday, December 17th through Tuesday January 4th, 2018. Although LAUSD school facilities will be minimally occupied and available for filming and or parking use during this time, requests to film must be discussed with school site representatives and applications received no later than Wednesday, December 19th … Read More

LAFD Updates Hospital and Institution Forms and Processes

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The Los Angeles City Fire Department (LAFD) has updated its Hospital and Institution Form.  Updates include 3 new forms highlighting new protocols with regard to Schools & Churches, Special Action (Tent Permits) and Special Effects. In addition, the LAFD Film Unit has updated the forms and the manner in which communications for requests are to be received which is now … Read More

LAUSD License Agreement Requests

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The new approval process for License Agreements for use of LAUSD properties has sometimes resulted in slower responses than in the past. Due to this new process FilmL.A. has also received more rejections of requested License Agreements. As a result of this recent change, it is our recommendation that applications be submitted to FilmL.A. no less than four full week-days … Read More

Updated Process for Filming at LAUSD Schools

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Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has updated its licensing procedures and Standard Terms and Conditions for filming and parking at LAUSD properties. The updated procedures and terms clarify and put into writing procedures already in use by FilmL.A. and LAUSD officials. With this adjustment, production related activities and parking have resumed as normal at LAUSD properties. New Form: Synopsis … Read More

LAUSD Announces Temporary Filming Hiatus

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The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has informed FilmL.A. that it is temporarily suspending all commercial filming at District schools. LAUSD announced the temporary hiatus as the District undertakes a review of its existing filming practices and procedures. In a statement, LAUSD Superintendent Ramon Cortines explained, “It is important that we ensure teaching and learning are not disrupted, and … Read More

LAUSD to Close for Labor Day Holiday

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The Los Angeles Unified School District has informed FilmL.A. that it will be closed on Friday, September 4th, 2015 and on Monday, September 7th, 2015 in observance of Labor Day. All leasing personnel will be unavailable to accommodate permitting requests during this time. If you are planning to film at a school September 4th thru September 7th, please be sure … 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

LACCD Signs Pilot Partnership with FilmL.A.

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This month, FilmL.A. finalized a pilot partnership agreement with the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) to facilitate filming at four LACCD campuses and the downtown district office. With a seventy-seven year history, LACCD is the largest community college district in the United States. FilmL.A. will coordinate filming at the LACCD’s downtown district office, Los Angeles Harbor College in the … Read More

FilmL.A. and Filming Helps LAUSD Schools Bridge the Financial Gap

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FilmL.A. the not-for-profit which coordinates film permits on behalf of the City and County of Los Angeles, also counts several area school districts among its clients. By partnering with FilmL.A., school district partners have the opportunity to generate additional revenue by allowing production companies to utilize school properties as locations for filming.  FilmL.A.’s involvement  helps schools earn funds to pursue … Read More

California State Film Incentive Funnels Income to Local Schools

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Those familiar with FilmL.A. and our services know that we regularly publish original research on filming issues in Los Angeles.  From our quarterly On-Location Production Reports to our ongoing annual Television Pilot Production Report, FilmL.A. has developed a reputation as a leading source of information and a resource for journalists, academics and businesspeople.  We run our fair share of ad … Read More