How to Close a Street for Filming in Los Angeles

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how to close a street for filming

In the interest of public safety or to capture the perfect shot, some filming activities may require your production company to close public streets. Maybe you’re filming a period piece, and you don’t want a brand-new Tesla Cybertruck driving through your recreation of 1930s Los Angeles. Or maybe you’re filming a car crash scene where props, picture cars, and equipment … Read More

“Hardly a Hostile Takeover”: Animal Performers, Venice Beachgoers Share Access at LA County Beach

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Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes

It’s easy to be entranced by the spectacle of three majestic horses, seemingly ridden by a trio of apes, walking along Venice Beach. And yet, that was exactly the view these animal performers gave onlookers while filming their cameo appearance in Disney’s blockbuster “Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes.” Many beachgoers stopped in their tracks to record this unexpected … Read More

Memorial Day Permit Deadlines 2024

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FilmLA, the City and County of Los Angeles, and other jurisdictions we serve will be closed on Monday, May 27th, 2024, in observance of Memorial Day. If you have any questions, please contact Solution Services at Please note that all permits are due by 10am on the date listed below. The deadlines listed below are for simple permits. Special … Read More

Los Angeles City Fire Department Adjusts Personnel Assignment Policies 

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The Los Angeles City Fire Department has asked FilmLA’s help announcing an official change in department policy.  The change affects permit seekers looking to make Fire Department personnel adjustments in the 24 hours prior to the start of scheduled filming.  Most permits approved by the Los Angeles City Fire Department can take advantage of the department’s Spot Check program.  Shoots … Read More

Filming in The Port of Los Angeles Restricted During Fleet Week 2024

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LA Harbor Fleet Week Production Alert

The LA Waterfront at The Port of Los Angeles will be hosting LA Fleet Week from May 22nd to May 27th, 2024. LA Fleet Week hosts a variety of activities for visiting military personnel and the general public. This six-day celebration will feature active-duty ship tours, educational sessions, military displays and equipment demonstrations, military aircraft flyovers, and much more. Based on the … Read More