Port Ends Filming Hiatus: Southwest Marine Re-Opens

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A bird's eye view of Southwest Marine, as viewable using Microsoft Live MapsOne of Los Angeles’ most prolific screen icons has taken a brief hiatus but is ready again for cameras to roll.

This aging icon, born in 1917 (or shall we say “berthed” in 1917) has played a role in hundreds of movies and TV productions.  We’re not referring to an actor, but rather the Port of Los Angeles’ Southwest Marine facility located on Terminal Island in San Pedro.  Its still-standing World War II-era corrugated metal warehouses, cranes and industrial docks are filmmakers’ favorite backdrop for climactic waterfront battles between heroes and villains.

Earlier this year, film production at the 13-acre facility was halted as the contract for Property Management/Film Coordination services expired.  FilmL.A. has worked with the Port to again make the facility available to filmmakers and will help facilitate filming at the site in the interim period, while no contract for the above-mentioned services is in place.

If you wish to film at Southwest Marine, contact the Wharfingers’ Office at 310.732.3810 AND FilmL.A.’s Production Planning Team at 213.977.8600.

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