Two New School Districts Ready for Close-Ups

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La Cañada Unified School District (LCUSD) and San Gabriel Unified School District (SGUSD) have partnered with FilmL.A. to provide film licensing for all their respective district properties.

Located in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, La Cañada is the gateway to the Angeles Crest Highway, and the LCUSD schools have a unique design and backdrop that reflect the woodsy surroundings.  The district’s only high school (La Cañada High School) blends a retro space-age design with the modern industrial facade of its newly-built library.

The elementary schools are nestled into the hillsides and offer a feel not common in Los Angeles.  Not entirely new to filming, the LCUSD offices were used for a scene in Blades of Glory.

“We are proud of our school and excited to make our property available as a resource for filming.  By improving the production environment for filmmakers, we hope to improve the educational environment for our students,” said Damon Dragos, Principal of La Cañada High School.

San Gabriel is the home of the San Gabriel Mission and is also conveniently located within the 30-mile zone.  The SGUSD schools offer a unique mix of classic California architecture ranging from the 1940s to the present.  Newly-completed Gabrielino High School has a state-of-the-art auditorium, a library infused with natural sunlight and an NFL-quality simulated grass field that stays “fresh” year-round.

According to Patricia Edgar, who manages FilmL.A.’s property management team, “These schools are yet-to-be-discovered diamonds for filmmakers.  I’m glad to facilitate film production that can help further their educational purpose.”

For information about filming at these and other schools, contact Patricia Edgar at 213.977.8600.

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