In another move to make L.A. more film friendly, the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously today to renew its waiver of film fees at many city facilities and sites. The moratorium on film fees had expired June 30, and the City Council’s action will make the waiver retroactive to that date.
“California is on the brink of approving an expanded incentive to keep film and TV production in the state,” said Councilman Paul Krekorian, who introduced the measure (read his motion here). “At the local level, it’s important that we do everything we can to retain this vital industry and get ready for the influx of filming opportunities that will surely come. … Waiving fees has made it easier for productions to utilize city-owned properties, sites and equipment, while also lessening the burden on residential areas that don’t necessarily want to be production hotspots. Extending the ordinance will renew our commitment to creating jobs and keeping our signature industry in Los Angeles.”