Frequently Asked questions
The City of Glendale, in keeping with its film-friendly policies, has recently adopted aspects of the California Film Commission’s Model Film Ordinance, and supporting guidelines. One important change is in relation to community filming surveys. Moving forward, community surveys will be required only for higher-impact film shoots. For lower-impact film shoots, you will still receive Notices of Filming ahead of time with information and opportunities to provide feedback to FilmLA and/or the production company.
A community filming survey will be required whenever a production company requests the following: filming for more than 5 consecutive days in a row in a residential area; filming after standard filming hours in a residential community (this is before 7 am or after 10 pm, Monday through Friday, and/or before 9 am or after 10 pm on Saturday and Sunday); frequency concerns; full closure of any street; and large-scale posted parking requests. Also, as described below, FilmLA will be responsible for generating and delivering notifications to all affected persons within two days prior to the first day of activity, and FilmLA will be available 24/7 for after-hours emergencies.