Summit of the Americas Event to Limit Downtown-Area Filming in Early June

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From June 6 through June 10, the United States and City of Los Angeles will host the Ninth Summit of the Americas, a multi-day, multi-location gathering of senior government, community and business leaders from North, South and Central American nations and the Caribbean. The purpose of the Summit is dialogue and action to address hemispheric challenges and opportunities.  All Summit activities will be concentrated in Downtown Los Angeles, within the area roughly bounded by the 101 Freeway, 110 Freeway, 10 Freeway and Alameda Street.

City officials have informed FilmLA that the breadth of Summit event, in terms of the number of venues used and level of security required, make it almost certain that filming requests will not be approved for Downtown during the proceedings.  Posted parking, lane closures and full street closures for filming will specifically not be allowed.

Numerous lane and full street closures for the Summit are under coordination and City personnel, including LAPD, will be highly engaged with managing traffic flow and ensuring public safety.  Permitted and non-permitted protest activity is also possible in the Civic Center and around Summit venues. 

Requests for permits to film elsewhere in the City – owing to high resource demands on LAPD and other departments – could also see slower processing time during the Summit.  Filmmakers are encouraged to file applications with FilmLA early, giving more than the usual three to five business days of lead time whenever possible.

Thank you for your attention to this important announcement!

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