- LOS ANGELES
On Monday, June 15, FilmLA will resume coordinating requests to film on-location in areas under the jurisdiction of the County of Los Angeles, City of Los Angeles, and a handful of other local cities.
Meanwhile in New York City, restrictions have been extended with no new film permits to be granted through at least June 30--with the exception of such permits for the news media.
The coronavirus pandemic has kept NYC from issuing lensing permits for several months. Similarly there has been no filming on-location in Greater Los Angeles since safer-at-home orders were enacted in March to slow the spread of COVID-19.
FilmLA’s reactivation follows an easing of restrictions by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, which this past week issued an update to its stay-at-home order, allowing many additional types of businesses to reopen.
Reopening local L.A. communities to filming is predicated on the film industry’s adherence to specific, County-issued health protocols. Those protocols include social distancing, use of personal protective equipment, strict sanitation standards, and regular testing requirements. Restrictions on specific location use, etc., may also apply.
Although its Hollywood office will remain closed to the public, FilmLA will resume standard hours of operation from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., starting Monday, June 15, with its solution services team available at (213) 977-8600.
In NYC, the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment will continue to post film permitting updates on its website.