Wanted: Filmmakers with a Passion for Conservation — Creative Competition Promotes Intelligent Use of Water

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Heading into the summer, and with much of California facing severe to moderate drought, now is the time to think about how we can all better manage and conserve water. FilmL.A. has teamed up with Azusa, California-based Rainbird Corporation to recruit filmmakers with a passion for water conservation.  Rainbird’s Intelligent Use of Water Film Competition, now in its third year, is open to all amateur and experienced filmmakers … Read More

Two New School Districts Ready for Close-Ups

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La Cañada Unified School District (LCUSD) and San Gabriel Unified School District (SGUSD) have partnered with FilmL.A. to provide film licensing for all their respective district properties. Located in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, La Cañada is the gateway to the Angeles Crest Highway, and the LCUSD schools have a unique design and backdrop that reflect the woodsy surroundings.  … Read More

L.A. Region’s On-Location Filming in Freefall

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For our local film production professionals, the first quarter of 2009 was a tough time to find work on feature films or commercial projects in Los Angeles.  As FilmL.A. on April 14, 2009, on-location feature film and commercial production levels experienced drastic year-over-year declines for the period, while television production misleadingly appeared to soar compared to the strike-affected first quarter … Read More

“Ugly” Motion Brings Lovely Results

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On March 26th, the Los Angeles City Council passed what became known as the “Ugly Betty” package of recommendations designed to make it easier to film in Los Angeles. The blueprint for the seven-point package approved by Council was a report by the Chief Legislative Analyst’s Office (CLA) on runaway production, which Councilmembers Garcetti and Greuel called for after the … Read More

FilmL.A. Staff Patently Inventive

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For some, the term “inventor” conjures a mental image of a nutty professor similar to Doc Brown from Back to the Future.  FilmL.A.’s inventive staff members — none of whom have wild gray hair or resemble Doc Brown in the slightest — recently created and launched OPS, our Online Permit System, for which a patent application is on file with … Read More