Today, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that it will allow the restricted use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) — or “drones” — on film and TV shoots involving a select group of six aerial photo and video production companies.
FilmL.A.’s first quarter production report for 2013 contained an encouraging surprise — a 17.6 percent increase in overall production compared to the same period the previous year.
On Thursday, June 6, at 7:00 p.m., The Screen Actors Guild Foundation, along with FilmL.A and the SAG-AFTRA Los Angeles Local, will present “Liferaft: Made in L.A.” — a panel presentation focused on film production incentives and their effect on filming in California.
December 20, 2012 – Brooklyn College and the Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment have announced that the City of New York will make a substantial investment in the Brooklyn College Graduate School of Cinema, which is expected to welcome its first class of students in the fall of 2014. The school will be located at Steiner Studios – the largest soundstage and production facility on the East Coast, making Brooklyn College the only graduate school of cinema in the country to be integrated into a working film lot. The City of New York through the Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment will support the creation of the school and will be involved in various aspects of its development. The announcement took place at the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce’s Winter Gala as it recognizes leaders in New York City’s television and film industry. Read the rest of this entry »
Due to ongoing Metro construction activity in Downtown Los Angeles, please be advised that Metro contractors are relocating lines for Time Warner Cable, Teleport Communications Group, and Level 3 Communications. This work requires digging a trench through area streets to install conduit and underground vaults. Work began on Friday, December 14 and will continue through April 2013. Read the rest of this entry »
The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) will take its annual Winter Break from December 21, 2012 through January 2, 2013. Read the rest of this entry »
UPDATED, November 16, 2012: Effective Monday, November 5, the Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting is issuing permits for exterior locations on a case-by-case basis, taking into consideration the effects of Hurricane Sandy on the City and the continuing recovery efforts. Read the rest of this entry »
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December 3, 2012 – In December, a group of Upper East Siders bid farewell as three films shot in the City open in limited release.
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On November 16, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce presented its first ever State of the Entertainment Industry Conference at the Loews Hollywood Hotel. The theme of the conference, “Restoring Hollywood as the Center of the Creative Universe,” focused the day’s events on what Los Angeles business leaders must do to make film and related industries work better in the state. Read the rest of this entry »
Effective immediately, the City of Los Angeles Risk Management Department is requiring that film production companies use Track4LA®, the City’s online insurance and bonds compliance system, to submit Certificates of Insurance (COI) for approval. Going forward, this will be the only approved method of submission for production insurance certificates for filming at City locations. Read the rest of this entry »