FilmL.A. Supports Student Filmmaking Community

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On any given day in our region, anywhere from 100 to 200 film and still photography projects happen on the streets of Greater Los Angeles.  That figure may not be all that surprising, but what may surprise you is that a significant number of those projects — approximately 8.4 percent — are student-led. The large number of student film projects … Read More

The Student Film Permit Process: An Overview

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Suppose you’re in film school in Los Angeles (as some of you surely are).  You’re handed an assignment for a film project, and are told you’ll need to apply for a permit.  Trouble is, you have no idea what to do next. No worries! Call FilmLA — the not-for-profit official film office of the City and County of Los Angeles … Read More

FilmL.A. Helping to Direct Hollywood’s Future

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Los Angeles is home to the world’s most talented filmmakers.  Need proof?  Consider the thousands of students who come to Los Angeles each year to enroll at one of our prestigious local film schools. FilmL.A. knows just how important student filmmakers are to local filming.  Student films make up about seven percent of all permitted film production days (PPD) logged … Read More

FilmL.A. to Offer Limited Student Access to Online Permit System (OPS)

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In a move that is welcomed by local film schools, FilmL.A. is making plans to offer students limited access to its Online Permit System (OPS). By mid-September, student filmmakers working on graduate-level thesis projects will be able to use OPS instead of applying for their permits in person at FilmL.A.’s downtown office. The change is significant because this is the … Read More