Sony Pictures’ Screen Gems Firmly “Planted” in Local Communities

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Sony Pictures has long been a supporter of sustainable practices. The studio emphasizes sustainability in the making of movies every step of the way — from sourcing renewable building materials to using bio-degradable products at craft services. The Studio’s specialty film label, Screen Gems, is firmly planted locally and contributes to the local planting of trees as well. Sony Pictures’ Screen … 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

No Campaign, No Gain

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Launching a public education campaign to garner community and legislative support for the filmed entertainment industry has long been a goal of industry champions.  FilmL.A. Board Chair Pamm Fair, who also serves as Deputy National Executive Director for the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) has made getting such a campaign off the ground a top priority during her tenure.    This … Read More

New Council Committee Entertains Filming

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The Los Angeles City Council’s Jobs and Business Development Committee has been assigned oversight of filming issues, which until recently were under the City’s Public Works Committee.  Councilman Richard Alarcón has been appointed Chair of “Jobs” and has committed to an aggressive agenda to make it easier to film in Los Angeles.   The committee met on September 22 to … Read More