With the coronavirus surge in the state, the city and county of Los Angeles have set new limits on after-hours filming. FilmLA, the local film permits bureau, said these new limits prohibit on-site filming activity outside of business hours under the state limited-home ordinance.
As of today, the permitted shooting times are limited to 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. in residential areas and from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. in commercial areas. “Local officials have also made it clear that under this promotion no set-up activity must begin earlier than the time allowed. Ultimately, the activity must be completed to ensure that it is ‘taillights at ten’,” FilmLA said in its latest update.
FilmLA urges filmmakers to follow Covid protocols and limit filming “which are likely to encourage negative community reaction”.
All filming permits previously granted after these hours on or after November 26th have now been revoked.
“These limits are in effect until the state of California’s Limited Stay at Home Order is repealed, and at least for the duration of the California State’s Limited Stay at Home Order, which currently expires on December 21, 2020,” said FilmLA, noting that the approval office production coordinators and solution services teams are in place ready to assist all customers affected by this change.
FilmLA reports monthly applications for October + 24%, but feature film production is still low