Film U: City Council Film Liaisons Get Educated

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In October 2009, the Los Angeles City Council passed a series of nineteen recommendations designed to make the City more film-friendly.  One of the recommendations was to have each council office designate a film liaison to be that office’s point person on film issues.  On June 24th, FilmL.A. hosted a day-long training session that provided these liaisons an in-depth look … Read More

New Council Committee Entertains Filming

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The Los Angeles City Council’s Jobs and Business Development Committee has been assigned oversight of filming issues, which until recently were under the City’s Public Works Committee.  Councilman Richard Alarcón has been appointed Chair of “Jobs” and has committed to an aggressive agenda to make it easier to film in Los Angeles.   The committee met on September 22 to … Read More

“Ugly” Motion Brings Lovely Results

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On March 26th, the Los Angeles City Council passed what became known as the “Ugly Betty” package of recommendations designed to make it easier to film in Los Angeles. The blueprint for the seven-point package approved by Council was a report by the Chief Legislative Analyst’s Office (CLA) on runaway production, which Councilmembers Garcetti and Greuel called for after the … Read More