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

L.A. County Posts Report on Filming Fees, Film Liaison

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The County of Los Angeles has posted documentation of the Board of Supervisors’ July 5, 2017 meeting regarding County Filming Fees and the County Film Liaison. A link to the full report is presented here as a courtesy to the filmmaking community. Questions about the report should be directed to the County of Los Angeles Chief Executive Office. Access the … Read More

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