Santa Monica Holiday Restrictions 2017

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The City of Santa Monica will impose a holiday moratorium that will go into effect on November 20th, 2017 and last through January 2nd, 2018. During the holiday moratorium, filming and production parking will not be permitted in commercial areas of the City of Santa Monica. The areas affected by the moratorium are: Downtown Santa Monica (DTSM) Wilshire Bl., Lincoln … Read More

Temporary Holiday Moratorium LAX Area

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In an ongoing effort to provide future filming opportunities on active roads in Southern California, the LAX Film Office and Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) have notified FilmL.A. that there will be a temporary holiday moratorium on any permit requests for closures and/or rolling breaks on any roadways within a four (4) mile radius of LAX Airport.  The moratorium will … Read More

Protests to Affect Filming in Downtown Los Angeles November 3-6

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On November 4, 2017 there will be a Nationwide Refuse Fascism protest affecting major areas of the city. The Los Angeles Police Department along with nationwide law enforcement in major metropolitan areas have been preparing for the number of people this event will draw. LAPD officers will be on heightened alert from Friday, November 3rd through Monday, November 6th. A … Read More

FilmL.A. Releases its Third Quarter On-Location Production Numbers

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On-location filming in Greater Los Angeles decreased 3.5 percent in the third quarter of 2017 vs. the third quarter of 2016, according to a FimL.A. report released today. In all, 9,455 Shoot Days (SD)* were logged during the period, including all categories tracked by  the nonprofit. Among all filming categories, on-location Feature production rose 7.6 percent yielding 1,172 SD this quarter. … Read More

2017-18 Holiday Filming Restrictions

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In an effort to reduce the impacts of construction, events and filming to businesses and merchants that rely on revenue generated during the holiday season, the City of Los Angeles implements a relaxation of production activity in commercial districts from November 20, 2017 through January 2, 2018. Filming activity including lane closures, street closures and street parking will be limited … Read More

LA City Fire Updates its “Spot Check” Form

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The Los Angeles City Fire Department has notified FilmL.A. of an update to its Film Location Fire Safety Inspection Checklist or ‘Spot Check’ form. The updated Fire Safety Inspection Checklist contains the following updates: EDITABLE PDF: The new form is a 2-page, editable PDF. Data fields can be completed electronically from a desktop, notebook or mobile device. NOTE: A hardcopy … Read More

CicLAvia – Heart of LA Happens October 8th

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On Sunday, October 8, 2017, the Metropolitan Transit Authority (METRO) will host CicLAVia – Heart of LA. Beginning at 9 am, area streets along Glendale from Bellevue to Mariachi Plaza and N Broadway from 7th to Bishops Road will be closed to vehicular traffic to allowing access to pedestrians and cyclists. Intended to create a stronger sense of community in the Chinatown, … Read More

L.A. Emerges With 9 Primetime Emmys!

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Los Angeles area primetime television projects walked away with 9 Emmys awards. L.A. based projects received a number of nominations including Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Outstanding Limited Series and Outstanding Comedy Series. At last night’s Emmys ceremony, LA based television shows took home 9 statuettes. The Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series went to … Read More

Sundance NEXT FEST and FilmL.A. Celebrate Independent Filmmaking in Downtown Los Angeles

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In August, downtown’s Ace Hotel and Theatre hosted the 2017 Sundance NEXT FEST August 10th through 13th. Sundance NEXT FEST is a summer festival celebrating film, music, and the work of independent filmmakers. 2017 marked NEXTFEST’s fifth year and FilmL.A.’s fourth year as a Sundance Institute partner. NEXT FEST featured a handful of bold new films, previously screened at the 2017 … Read More

Warner Bros., Habitat for Humanity ReStores Celebrate Sustainability Win

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If you have ever been on the Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood, you probably passed through an iconic landmark called “The Mill” and its accompanying shop, the Mill Store. While The Mill continues to support productions all over town, the Store recently closed its doors – but not before donating surplus items to the Habitat for Humanity Los Angeles ReStores. … Read More