Los Angeles City Fire Department Adjusts Personnel Assignment Policies 

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The Los Angeles City Fire Department has asked FilmLA’s help announcing an official change in department policy.  The change affects permit seekers looking to make Fire Department personnel adjustments in the 24 hours prior to the start of scheduled filming.  Most permits approved by the Los Angeles City Fire Department can take advantage of the department’s Spot Check program.  Shoots … Read More

Filming in The Port of Los Angeles Restricted During Fleet Week 2024

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LA Harbor Fleet Week Production Alert

The LA Waterfront at The Port of Los Angeles will be hosting LA Fleet Week from May 22nd to May 27th, 2024. LA Fleet Week hosts a variety of activities for visiting military personnel and the general public. This six-day celebration will feature active-duty ship tours, educational sessions, military displays and equipment demonstrations, military aircraft flyovers, and much more. Based on the … Read More

Summer Restrictions for Los Angeles County Beaches and Harbors

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Production Alert Beaches

With summer fast approaching, Southern California beaches are gearing up for the yearly migration of beachgoers flocking to our sand and surf. Also on the horizon are the annual Los Angeles County Beaches and Harbors Summer Restrictions for film production. The 2024 Summer season will span from Friday, May 24th to Tuesday, September 8th.  Please note the following limitations during … Read More

Filming During Spring Break at Public School Districts Partnered with FilmLA

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The school districts that FilmLA partners with have informed us of their Spring Break Schedules for 2024. School facilities may still be available for filming and/or parking use during this time, however, requests must be discussed and coordinated with school site administrators prior to the applications being submitted to FilmLA for processing. With limited staffing during Spring Break, communication with … Read More

Film Permits vs. Event Permits: Clearing Up the Confusion

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Film or Event Permit for a concert

FilmLA previously published guidance for filmmakers on when film permits are required in Greater Los Angeles. Even though FilmLA does not process special event permit applications, a question is sometimes asked by event planners, community organizers, and concert promoters. The question is, “Do I need a special event permit?” You might! Determining what kind of permit(s) you need requires a … Read More