LAPD Using Expanded Film Permit Enforcement Powers

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The Los Angeles Police Department’s film permit enforcement powers have been clarified under a revised Special Events Ordinance. Passed into law last October by the Los Angeles City Council, the new ordinance revised section 41.20 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) to make it a misdemeanor offense for production companies to film without a permit or engage in activities … Read More

LAPD Film Unit Undergoes Changes

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Just over a year ago, the Los Angeles Police Department launched its Contract Services Section (CSS), which contains a film unit responsible for the review and approval of filming permits on behalf of the Los Angeles Police Department. Since its creation, CSS personnel have been a visible presence at film sets, where they have conducted random spot checks to ensure … Read More

FilmL.A. Installs, Volunteers to Collect Feedback on New Special Conditions for Downtown Filming

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On March 1, 2010, FilmL.A. implemented new Special Conditions for Location Filming in Downtown Los Angeles. Installed on a trial/evaluation basis with the consent of city government, the new Conditions supersede all other guidelines for filming within the boundaries of the Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council (DLANC). The new Conditions mark the third major attempt to improve relations between filmmakers, residents … Read More

Entertainment a Topic for Panel’s Experts

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On October 29, FilmL.A. President Paul Audley joined California Film Commission Director Amy Lemisch, State Assemblyman Cameron Smyth and’s Frank Stiefel as a panelist at the Valley Industry and Commerce Association’s (VICA) 21st Annual Business Forecast Conference in Universal City.   The Entertainment Industry panel was moderated by Eric Mika, publisher of the Hollywood Reporter and vice president of … Read More