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

Twilight Concert Series Affects Filming in Santa Monica

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In an effort to address staffing constraints during the Twilight Concert Series occurring on Thursdays in the city, effective June 22, 2017, all requests for filming on Thursdays, in Santa Monica proper will be reviewed and approved on a case by case basis. If the Santa Monica Police Department determines that an officer is required for production activity planned on … Read More

5-Month Full Closure of 6th Street Between Flower and Hope Starts June 3rd

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The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority (METRO) has informed FilmL.A. that there will be a five-month full closure of 6th street in downtown Los Angeles between Flower and Hope streets that will begin Saturday, June 3, 2017. During the closure, work crews will perform roadway removal, utility relocation and beam installation work required for the Regional Connector Project.  The … Read More

Changes to Section 333 Grant Exemption UAS Operations – Flight Over

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FilmL.A. was recently made aware of a change to the rules and regulations governing UAS operators using the Section 333 Grant Exemption. In November of 2016, the FAA changed its rules related to UAS operations over “participants” (cast/crew, etc.). The regulations are revised as follows: “For the purpose of closed-set motion picture and television filming, now defined as aerial data … Read More

LAFD Updates Hospital and Institution Forms and Processes

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The Los Angeles City Fire Department (LAFD) has updated its Hospital and Institution Form.  Updates include 3 new forms highlighting new protocols with regard to Schools & Churches, Special Action (Tent Permits) and Special Effects. In addition, the LAFD Film Unit has updated the forms and the manner in which communications for requests are to be received which is now … Read More