Clear the Way with Production Planning Support
Keep It Legal to Reduce Liability & Risk
Display Professionalism to the Cast, Crew & Community
Save on Locations with a Legal Permit
What if the cost of a film permit came with thousand-dollar discounts on location fees? For filmmakers working at low-cost public properties or government facilities, it does! FilmLA's online location library, LocoScout.com features over 1,200 government-owned locations. While scouting photos of these locations from the comfort of the couch, users can also browse property details, such as contact information and fees. Quickly make a list of contenders by temporarily "storing" locations to review — no log-in needed.
Ready to reserve a location? FilmLA’s reservations website is available 24/7 and gives real-time availability of bookable locations, including beaches and parks. At no charge, you can select a property and submit a request to hold it, even if the FilmLA office is closed.
Make Friends with the Neighbors
FilmLA's Outreach and Education team works to foster positive relationships with communities in the areas we serve. They educate the community on filmmakers' legal rights and responsibilities, receive feedback from popular filming areas, and work with government partners to mitigate filming impact. These efforts help keep Greater Los Angeles film friendly.
As a more immediately visible benefit, your production's permit will be engineered by our Permit Coordinators who seek to balance the rights and needs of production companies, film hosts, and the surrounding neighborhood. Processing over 15,000 locations per year, they have foresight rooted in experience to help create smoother productions.
FilmLA also welcomes and tracks feedback from the community, allowing our team to address pattern problems on a high level and keep a neighborhood amenable to future productions.
Need Help Applying For A Permit?
Contact Our Solution Services Team
Call: (213) 977-8600