Fire Safety Officer (FSO) Rate Increase, Effective August 1, 2017

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The Los Angeles County Fire Department has informed FilmL.A. that August 1, 2017 will bring an increase in hourly fees for Fire Safety Officers (FSOs).  The revised fee schedule is as follows: Fire Safety Officer INCREASE EFFECTIVE 08/01/2017 Rate: hourly (4 hour min.): $166.24 an hour   (Prior Rate $163.13 an hour)      For questions about the new fees or for answers … Read More

CicLAvia – San Pedro Meets Wilmington, August 13, 2017

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On a Sunday, August 13, 2017, the Metropolitan Transit Authority (METRO) will host CicLAvia – San Pedro Meets Wilmington.  Beginning at 9 am, 7 miles of area streets along Avalon, C Street, John S. Gibson, Harbor, 5th Street and Pacific Avenue will be closed. Intended to create a stronger sense of community in San Pedro and Wilmington, CicLAvia closes streets for … Read More

Cancellations and Low Pilot Yields Affect Q2 Stats; TV Comedies & TV Web see Record High, Year-to-Date

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On-location film production in Greater Los Angeles slipped 4.7 percent between April and June, 2017 to 9,466 Shoot Days (SD)*, according to an update from FilmL.A. Local on-location Feature production decreased 18.5 percent (1,067 SD) in the second quarter. “Declines in any category need to be put in context: the year-to-date comparison for the last seven years shows 2017 is second … Read More

Increase in L.A. County Roads & County Flood Fees Effective July 1, 2017

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Effective July 1, 2017, a revised schedule of L.A. County Roads and County Flood Fees will take effect, as happens annually. LA COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS: Road Fees ROAD INSPECTION (formerly “Road Use”) FEE:  $346.00 (previously $336.00) ROAD APPLICATION FEE:  $157.00 (previously $152.00) ROAD ENCROACHMENT PERMIT PROCESSING FEE:  $286.00 (previously $278.00) LA COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS: Flood Control Fees FLOOD PERMIT ISSUANCE … Read More

Park Officials Urge Caution re: Snakes in Regional Parks

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The Park Film Office and FilmL.A. jointly urge film industry personnel to be mindful of possible wildlife encounters when filming in area parks. Increased rains brought heavy brush and vegetation this year. Because of this, we are experiencing an increase in snake population and activity in large and regional parks. Please know that Park Rangers are not available for catch … Read More

Production Activity Near Levitt Pavillion, MacArthur Park

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When planning production activity in and around the Levitt Pavilion at MacArthur Park, please review Levitt’s online calendar for potential event conflicts prior to submitting a permit application. The Levitt Pavilion, Los Angeles is scheduled to host 50 shows and events in the summer months, capacity crowds are expected which will affect parking in nearby areas. Please be sure to take … Read More

“The Business of Obtaining a Permit Seminar” – June 21st & 26th

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In an effort to help our customers understand the permitting process, FilmL.A. is pleased to announce “The Business of Obtaining a Permit” seminar series happening on Wednesday, June 21st and Monday, June 26th at 5:30 p.m. at the FilmL.A. office. FilmL.A.’s Permit Administration and Accounting & Finance Departments will be on hand to discuss the process of Obtaining Production Insurance, … Read More

FilmL.A. Issues Fourth Annual Feature Film Study – California in Fourth Place Among International Competitors for Feature Film Projects

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This month, FilmL.A. released a new report prepared by its research division. Employing a new sampling method, the 2016 Feature Film Study analyzes the 100 highest-performing U.S. feature films released theatrically last year, identifying where they were filmed and how much was spent to produce them. The report also examines California’s top competitors and four-year trends in feature production yield. … Read More

CicLAVia Comes to the Glendale / Atwater Village Area June 11th

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On Sunday, June 11, 2017, the Metropolitan Transit Authority (METRO) will host CicLAVia – Glendale meets Atwater Village. Beginning at 9 am, area streets along Brand, Central and Glendale will be closed to vehicular traffic to allowing access to pedestrians and cyclists. Intended to create a stronger sense of community in the Glendale/Atwater Village areas, CICLAVIA closes streets for residents … Read More