L.A. City Fire Increases Fees for UFSOs

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Today, FilmL.A. received notice from the Los Angeles City Fire Department’s Film Unit of a fee increase for Uniformed Fire Safety Officers (UFSOs). The revised fee for UFSOs will increase from $75.00 an hour to $85.00 an hour. Uniformed Fire Safety Officer INCREASE EFFECTIVE 8/16/2017 Rate: hourly (4 hour min.): $85.00 an hour (Prior Rate $75.00 an hour)      For information … Read More

CORRECTION: Metro Transit Security to Staff Film Shoots on MTA Properties

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Update: An earlier FilmL.A. Production Alert, dated August 7, detailed a revised procedure for the hiring of security for film-related detail work at LA Metro properties. This Alert supersedes and replaces that announcement. FilmL.A., at the request of L.A. Metro, reminds the production community of the procedures for filming at Metro properties. Metro’s current procedures for filming permits are outlined … Read More

FilmL.A. Pilot Production Report Gives L.A. Good Marks for TV, 2017 Pilot Production Report

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FilmL.A., the not-for-profit film office serving the Greater Los Angeles region, today announced the release of a new report prepared by its research division. FilmL.A.’s 2017 Pilot Production Report provides updated insight from the organization’s long-running study of new television projects and promising series. FilmL.A.’s official count shows that 173 broadcast, cable and digital pilots (109 Dramas, 64 Comedies) were … Read More

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