The March 2008 debut of FilmL.A.’s web-based Online Permit System (OPS), and its subsequent introduction to filmmakers last September, is helping us improve our service to industry customers and area communities. Specifically, the streamlined OPS permit process has enabled us to increase the number of film site visits conducted by FilmL.A. staff. Every week, one of our eight production coordinators … Read More
Preventing Problems Through Production Planning
If you’re working on a feature film, television show or commercial, how do you measure on-the-job frustration? Do you measure it in hours wasted scouting locations that can’t be filmed, either because of conflicts with other productions or area filming restrictions? Or, do you measure it in earfuls of grief from community members or your producer, because the activities you meticulously planned … Read More
A Landmark Sign of Cooperation
Filming on-location requires the involvement and approvals of numerous government departments, agencies and private entities. Our job at FilmL.A. is to streamline the permitting process by ensuring good communication between these parties and clear protocols for filming where jurisdictions overlap. A great example of overlapping jurisdictions is the area around the Hollywood Sign in Griffith Park. The famous landmark sign … Read More
City of Lancaster Partners with FilmL.A.
On January 22, 2008, the City of Lancaster became the latest jurisdiction to contract with FilmL.A. for expedited film permitting and industry/community relations. Located in north Los Angeles County, Lancaster is home to many attractive filming locations including a City-owned baseball stadium, national soccer center and performing arts center. Lancaster was named the region’s “Most Business-Friendly City” by the Los … Read More