Emerging Leaders: FilmL.A.’s Joshua Mingo

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Joshua Mingo, FilmL.A.’s recently appointed Director of Permit Operations, this year celebrates 11 years of service to the organization. A California native hailing from Oakland, Josh originally came to Los Angeles to attend Loyola Marymount University, seeking immersion in L.A.’s arts and media-focused culture. Josh’s unusual path to FilmL.A. began with a nationwide tour with his bandmates (Josh is an … Read More

Emerging Leaders: FilmL.A.’s Krishna Asani

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Krishna Asani, FilmL.A.’s newly appointed Director of Field Services, has been with FilmL.A. since 2007 and since that time has worked to take the company’s growing field operation to a new level. Krishna moved to Los Angeles from seaside San Diego in 1993 with the dream of pursuing a career in the entertainment industry. Nurturing acting ambitions through a series … Read More

FilmL.A.’s Field Services Team: Neighborhood Partners Since 1996

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Films, television shows, and commercials are created on streets where others live, work and play.  As such, balancing the needs of filmmakers, residents and businesses is key to FilmL.A.’s mission.  FilmL.A.’s Field Services Representatives (FSRs) provide community stakeholders and production companies with personal, ground level-support before production trucks ever roll into area neighborhoods. FilmL.A. introduced its Notification service to the … Read More

Remembering Officer Christopher Cortijo, Friend of FilmL.A.

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Last week, the City of Los Angeles paused to pay tribute to one of its own. Long-serving LAPD Motorcycle Officer Christopher Cortijo was laid to rest last Tuesday.   Officer Cortijo tragically lost his life in a traffic accident earlier this month. During his career, Officer Cortijo received 130 commendations for police professionalism and was twice named “Officer of the Year.”  … Read More

Team FilmL.A. Participates in the 2014 LA Marathon

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On March 9, Team FilmL.A. came together for another go at the ASICS Los Angeles Marathon.  Team FilmL.A. included FilmL.A. Monitor Adam Meyer, Production Planning Manager Amy Soule, Production Planning Coordinator Daniel Alvarez and Accounting Assistant Bryan Gonzalez. Team FilmL.A. joined 21,829 runners from all 50 U.S. States and 55 nations, all eager to make the mass trek from Dodger’s … Read More

FilmL.A. Angel Tree Supports Altadena’s Five Acres

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Each year, the holidays bring an opportunity to give back to the communities we call home. This holiday season, FilmL.A. staffers teamed up with several local production companies and took part in a holiday toy and basic needs drive for residents of the Five Acres Orphanage and Foster Home in Altadena. Five Acres houses 80 children between the ages of … Read More

FilmL.A. Expands Community Relations Department

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FilmL.A. is pleased to announce the appointment of two new additions to its communications department.  Replacing retiring community relations director Geoffrey Smith, community outreach liaisons Arturo Piña and Guy Langman are now charged with growing and implementing FilmL.A.’s neighborhood outreach and education programs. Guy Langman, a Modesto CA native, retired from the U.S. Coast Guard in 2013 after 20+ years … Read More

FilmL.A. Employees Get Recognition in Print

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To recognize staffers for providing fantastic customer service to industry customers, government clients and community stakeholders, FilmL.A. introduced its G.R.I.P. program (Giving Recognition in Print) in 2007. Under the G.R.I.P. program, FilmL.A. supervisors and peers can commend their co-workers for acts of exemplary customer service.  Company-wide recognition and token bonuses memorialize employees’ achievements and motivate staffers to go the extra … Read More

Team FilmL.A. – Pounds the Pavement During 2013 L.A. Marathon

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  On March 17, FilmL.A. staffers arrived at Dodger Stadium ready to take part in the 27th annual ASICS Los Angeles Marathon.  Dressed in matching FilmL.A. tech-shirts, the group was race ready. Team FilmL.A. joined 24,000 excited participants in the mass trek from downtown to Santa Monica.  Adding to the excitement of the day were 35 bands, five entertainment centers … Read More

Something’s Afoot at FilmL.A. — Staffers Caught Running Through Stop Signs and Intersections

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On Sunday, March 19, four FilmL.A. employees took to the streets of Los Angeles to take part in the Honda L.A. Marathon. FilmL.A. Vice Presidents Susan Angrisano and Todd Lindgren, Monitor Adam Meyer and Accounting Assistant Bryan Gonzalez arrived at Dodger Stadium early Sunday morning prepared to see the Westside by foot and experience the jubilant atmosphere of a spectator-lined … Read More