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

Filmmakers Urged to Flood LADWP (With Requests to Film)

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Immediately following the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), a proprietary department of the City of Los Angeles, restricted filming at LADWP properties to ensure there was no threat to the public’s health. Since that initial halt to filming, security protocols have been put in place, and individual LADWP properties have … Read More

Location Scouting Tool Saves Valuable Time

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There are well over a quarter of a billion websites in existence.  Let’s face it — the internet is filled with lots of what you need and more of what you don’t.  There are plenty of sites that help you waste time and avoid work but fewer that make your job easier.  Despite the internet’s enormity, we believe our customers could still … Read More

FilmL.A. “Teaming” With Industry Knowledge

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As a result of the efficiencies made possible by the advent of our Online Permit System (OPS), our production coordinators have been freed up to conduct periodic set visits of on-location shoots.  A new pilot program is being devised to provide our coordinators with even more exposure to the filmmaking process.   Under the existing set visit program, one coordinator per … Read More

Port Ends Filming Hiatus: Southwest Marine Re-Opens

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One 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 … Read More