Governor Newsom Sets June Option for Potential Production Restart

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As of today, FilmLA is not currently accepting or processing any applications to film in Greater Los Angeles.

But that may soon change, as state and local officials establish timetables and terms for production’s safe and responsible return.

On June 5, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced that counties throughout the state may begin reopening to film, television and commercial production as early as June 12.

Importantly, Governor Newsom’s announcement does not authorize the resumption of on-location filming in Los Angeles County. That decision rests with the County, and will be made consistent with the recommendations of the County Department of Public Health.

While offering guidance, FilmLA has inquired of the County when it intends to reopen to production, and on what terms. We have also asked our partner cities whether they intend to reopen when the County does.  We understand that the County intends to proceed expeditiously, and we will share additional information when it becomes available. 

Governor Newsom’s announcement follows the June 1 release of new Health and Safety Guidelines, prepared by the Industry Wide Labor Management Safety Committee (IWLMSC) Task Force. These guidelines serve as a resource to state and local authorities, but do not establish the final terms of reopening. You may access those Safety Guidelines here.

For the latest information and updates about filming’s return, please bookmark our COVID-19 Resource Page.

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