Memorial Day Permit Deadlines

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FilmLA, the City and County of Los Angeles, and other jurisdictions we serve will be closed on Monday, May 30th, 2022, in observance of Memorial Day. Please note the following permit deadlines: Tuesday 5/31 due Wednesday 5/25 no later than 10am Wednesday 6/1 due Thursday 5/26 no later than 10am Thursday 6/2 due Friday 5/27 no later than 10am LA City Parks and … Read More

LA Filming Sees Strong Start as FilmLA Reports Record First Quarter

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2022 Q1 Los Angeles Shoot Days

FilmLA, partner film office for the City and County of Los Angeles and other local jurisdictions – today issued an update regarding regional filming activity. On-location film production in Greater Los Angeles saw a strong start this year, setting a new first quarter record with 9,832 Shoot Days (SD). The last time FilmLA reported such high filming levels from January … Read More

Community Filming Surveys: An Overview

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The Community Filming Survey (aka “filming survey,” or “community survey”) is an integral part of the permit coordination process . Even though dozens of these surveys are conducted each week, their purpose and the rules that govern them are sometimes a mystery to Angelenos. To speak directly to some of the misinformation out there, here is a short overview of … Read More

FilmLA Report Reveals Strong Demand for LA Area Sound Stages & Backlots

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FilmLA 2020 Sound Stage Production Report 2020

High Occupancy, Utilization Rates See Increased Interest in Local Development Today, FilmLA issued its fourth Sound Stage Production Report, updating for the year 2020 the ongoing study of occupancy and utilization of certified sound stages in Greater Los Angeles. The time period covered by this update, marked by an unprecedented global filming shut down due to COVID-19, lends special significance … Read More

Five Mistakes to Avoid for First-time Permit Applicants

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Five Mistakes to Avoid for First Time Permit Applicants - FilmLA

FilmLA is proud to serve the Greater Los Angeles film community. As part of the support we provide, we aim to make the permit process as straightforward as possible. With that goal in mind, here are the top five mistakes made by first-time film permit applicants, and how you can avoid them on your next shoot. (1) Missing Permit Application … Read More