Filmmakers Heading Back to School

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Summer is here, and the students are at home, but it’s back to school again for many local filmmakers. Thanks in part to the marketing efforts of FilmL.A., and also thanks to a recently family-centric TV programming mix, filmmaker interest in area school properties is strong. FilmL.A. currently serves five area school districts, providing each with full-service film license coordination, … Read More

Location Scouting Tool Saves Valuable Time

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There are well over a quarter of a billion websites in existence.  Let’s face it — the internet is filled with lots of what you need and more of what you don’t.  There are plenty of sites that help you waste time and avoid work but fewer that make your job easier.  Despite the internet’s enormity, we believe our customers could still … Read More

AFI Has Class at FilmL.A.

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On October 1, approximately 30 students from the American Film Institute attended an educational briefing at FilmL.A.  With a goal of helping to prepare them to be better filmmakers, the first-year students were given a tour of our office and an overview of local filming guidelines and processes.   Participants went over the step-by-step process to obtain a film permit … Read More

Chalk One Up for Filming: Production Pads School Budgets

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School might have been out for summer, but thanks to steady filmmaker interest in area school properties, recent months were hot ones for filming on campus. FilmL.A.’s first and largest educational client, LAUSD, recently witnessed a year-over-year increase of 103 percent in revenue and 28 percent in signed rental contracts from the beginning of June through the end of September. … Read More

Lawndale Schools Secure New Representation

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Nine new filming locations just became more available to filmmakers thanks to a new agreement between FilmL.A. and the Lawndale Elementary School District (LESD).  As the fifth school district to partner with FilmL.A., LESD now benefits from a streamlined film license coordination and referral service that incentivizes filming and generates critical revenues for education.   Located in the heart of … Read More