It’s usually easy to know when FilmL.A. is working in your neighborhood; you’ve received a blue Notice of Filming or you’ve spotted a FilmL.A. Monitor on the set of a film, TV or commercial production.
What you may not know is how frequently FilmL.A. representatives are working on behalf of L.A. neighborhoods by getting involved with local nonprofit boards, community development organizations and neighborhood associations.
FilmL.A. staff members sit on the boards or committees of the Central City Association, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, Keep Los Angeles Beautiful, the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, SurveyLA, the Valley Economic Alliance, the Valley Industry & Commerce Association and various homeowner associations, among other groups.
FilmL.A. staff members also volunteer for causes such as the Kids Walk to Cure Diabetes, LA River Clean-Up, Revlon Run/Walk, Heart Walk and Project Angel Food, among others.
If you also factor in the involvement of FilmL.A.’s board and committee members, the number of community organizations intertwined with FilmL.A. increases exponentially.
FilmL.A. Board Chair Pamm Fair, for example, had a long association with Sunrise Little League and currently sits on the boards of Athletes and Artsists and the Entertainment Industry Foundation, which raises awareness and funds for health, educational and social issues impacting communities across the nation.
“FilmL.A.’s Mission Statement calls for us to act as the crucial link serving production companies and the communities in which they film,” said Fair. “In addition to coordinating permits which limit filming’s impact on neighborhoods, our staff and board members are working for the long-term economic, civic and cultural well-being of the places we call home.”