Holiday filming restrictions in Los Angeles, which already were the longest in the country, just got longer. This year’s annual restrictions on filming in LA.’.s commercial districts will last for 43 days – two days longer than in 2015.
Last year, the restrictions ran from November 23 to January 2, and they’ll start on November 21 this year — again on the Monday of Thanksgiving week.
“In an effort to reduce the impacts of construction, events and filming to businesses and merchants that rely on revenue generated during the holiday season, the City of Los Angeles implements a relaxation of production activity in commercial districts from November 21, 2016 through January 2, 2017,” according to FilmLA, the city’s film permit office. “Filming activity including lane closures, street closures and street parking will be limited in all commercial/retail areas of the City during this time period.”
FilmLA added: “Individual filming requests will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis and must meet a standard of minimal impact that satisfies the Los Angeles Board of Public Works, the Department of Transportation, the local City Council office and the Los Angeles Police Department.”