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

Summer Filming Restrictions at L.A. County Beaches

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Summer is nearly upon us, bringing the return of filming restrictions for L.A. County Beaches. All Los Angeles County Beaches will be off-limits for weekend filming beginning Saturday, May 20th through Sunday, September 10th.  The Department of Beaches and Harbors has announced that no beach filming may take place on Friday, May 26th through May 30th, in anticipation of Memorial Day … Read More

Fiesta Broadway Coming Up: City to Restrict Filming & Street Closures in Affected Areas

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The Fiesta Broadway celebration is scheduled to take place on Sunday, April 30th 2017. In preparation for this event, the Department of Transportation (DOT) will begin closing roadways at 10 AM on April 29th. Roadways will not re-open until 5 AM on Monday, May 1st. Please be aware of the following street closures: Broadway between 5th St and 7th St to Broadway … Read More

Road Closures for the 5th Annual Hollywood Half Marathon 4/8/17

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The 5th Annual Hollywood Half Marathon is will take place on Saturday, April 8th, 2017. The marathon will begin at Hollywood and Highland and follow a route along Hollywood Boulevard. The marathon course and a complete list of closures can be found here. LADOT posting restrictions go into effect along the parade route beginning at 12:00 a.m. on Saturday, April … Read More

Griffith Park – Greek Theatre Lots Off Limits

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The Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks has notified FilmL.A. that the Griffith Park-Greek Theatre lots will be off limits for production companies for filming, base camp and other activities, effective March 21, 2017. The restriction is necessary to help ease traffic congestion and allow entry and departure for theatre events. FilmL.A. will provide more information about the use of … Read More