Do I Need a FilmLA Permit?  Some Guidance from FilmLA

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Do I need a film permit?

So, you want to do some filming (or take some pictures) in/around Los Angeles and want to know if you need a permit. It’s a good question, and if you’re inclined to ask, the answer is definitely “maybe.” FilmLA serves 23 different jurisdictions, whose rules for when permits are required vary.  Generally speaking, government authorities look at two things when … Read More

Benefits of Obtaining a Film Permit

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Benefits of Obtaining a Film Permit

Though it has its share of global competitors, Greater Los Angeles remains one of the most convenient destinations for filmmaking, due in no small part to the film industry’s long and celebrated presence here. On any given day, upwards of 120 simultaneous productions are underway in Greater Los Angeles. Even with this volume, a recent FilmLA survey found that, by … Read More

Christmas and New Year’s Day Holiday Permit Application Deadlines

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Production Alert FilmLA

FilmLA and the City and the County of Los Angeles will be closed on Monday, December 25th, 2023, and Monday, January 1st, 2024, in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays. Other Jurisdictions we serve may be closed for additional time during the holiday season. Please note that all permits are due by 10am on the date listed below. … Read More

Holiday Moratorium: Reducing the Impact of Filming in Commercial Zones

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Production Alert FilmLA

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 … Read More

Upcoming FilmLA Office Relocation

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FilmLA Location Map Guide

In February 2024, FilmLA will relocate from its current Hollywood, CA headquarters to a new location in nearby Studio City. Effective 2/1/24, FilmLA will become the latest company to operate a production office from Bungalow 20 on the lot at the historic Radford Studio Center (RSC).   In keeping with studio security protocols, our new office will not be open to … Read More