FilmL.A. President Moderates “Navigating Filmmaking In Los Angeles” Panel at Busby’s East

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At a time when California trails Louisiana, Canada and the United Kingdom in total live-action feature projects, total related film jobs and total related production spending, it’s wonderful to recognize filmmakers dedicated to keeping their projects in the Greater Los Angeles region.  On May 15, industry professionals gathered at Busby’s East for a “Navigating Filmmaking in LA” panel and networking … Read More

Tools of the Trade: Applause for the Clapper

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It’s the icon perhaps most commonly used to represent Hollywood or the film industry —  though it’s not a strip of film, camera or film reel.  Everyone recognizes it, although fewer actually know its purpose, despite the fact that it’s changed very little since the early days of film.  The clapper (aka sticks, clapperboard, clapboard, slate, marker) is the chalkboard … Read More

Tools of the Trade Give Filmmakers a Lift

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In Los Angeles, the movie business started 100 years ago.  You may have seen old black and white photos of early film cameras on wooden tripods.  Since that time, technical advancements in the art of filmmaking have taken the craft to new heights — literally. Today, a whole tool box of cool camera platforms — cranes and dollies, lifts and jibs … Read More

FilmL.A. Takes e-Commerce to New Heights with OPS

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On September 29, we will introduce to our customers our new state-of-the-art Online Permit System (OPS), which will revolutionize how permits to film on-location are applied for, coordinated and delivered.              The customer-focused component of OPS was designed with input from prospective film industry end-users in an effort to help make their jobs easier. As soon as the system goes … Read More