- LOS ANGELES
In a quick and surprising turn of events, the ban announced earlier today (11/25) on overnight filming in the City of Los Angeles as well as overall L.A. County has been rescinded.
Mandatory restrictions have become voluntary as filmmakers now are being “highly encouraged” when feasible to confine their on-location filming activity to the hours of 7am-10 pm in residential areas and 5am-10pm in commercial areas.
Furthermore, L.A. County and City is asking the production industry to be mindful of community impact while California’s limited stay-at-home order is in effect. This limited stay-at-home order--currently running through December 21, 2020--was enacted due to a recent major surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations throughout much of the state.
The original production alert prohibiting after-hours on-location lensing--a ban which too was to have run through at least Dec. 21--has been withdrawn by city and county officials according to FilmLA, the partner film office for the City and County of Los Angeles as well as other local jurisdictions.