Holiday Moratorium: Reducing the Impact of Filming in Commercial Zones

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Production Alert FilmLA

Revised 11/23/22 @ 2:30 p.m.

This Production Alert will be updated as FilmLA receives additional instruction from its government clients.

Each year, to reduce the impacts of construction, events, and filming during the holiday season on shoppers and retail businesses, multiple jurisdictions served by FilmLA including the City of Los Angeles implement temporary restrictions on production activity in commercial districts.

For example, lane closures, street closures, and street parking will be prohibited in commercial/retail areas of the City of Los Angeles during the following dates:

  • November 23 – December 31

In some cases, these holiday restrictions may be waived for short-term work such as a service connection, a public safety emergency, or an activity that city officials otherwise deem a necessity.

Individual filming requests will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Any requested activity must meet a standard of minimal impact that satisfies ordinary approvers and additional city contacts.

At this time of year, the observance of holiday hours of operation can also affect permit application deadlines and permit turnaround times. FilmLA will share this information by Production Alert when available.

Meanwhile, if you have any questions or need more information on the specific areas affected, please reach out to our Solution Services team at or 213-977-8600. We look forward to facilitating your film production in Greater Los Angeles!