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L.A. County Board of Supes Want Film Permitting Rules Reviewed

The California Film Commission adopted a revised Model Film Ordinance in May to ensure uniform permitting processes throughout the state.

The Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to review the county's rules for issuing film permits in an effort to conform to newly-adopted industry standards.

"As a job creator and tourism generator, the film industry is vital to the economic well-being of Los Angeles County and our 88 cities,'' said Supervisor Don Knabe, who recommended the review. "The world's view that Los Angeles is Hollywood -- the mecca of film and television -- is critical to attracting visitors and boosting the local economy. We cannot take for granted our position as the center of the entertainment industry.''

In May, the California Film Commission adopted a revised Model Film Ordinance (attached to this post) as a statewide standard for permit processing. The ordinance was developed with the Southern California Association of Governments, FilmL.A., and the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation.

The entertainment industry accounts for 176,700 jobs and $30 billion in spending in the Southern California region, making it the third largest industry in Los Angeles County, behind international trade and tourism, according to the LAEDC.

J.W. Nelson July 27, 2012 at 04:49 PM
I understand that headlines must be short and snappy, but "Supes?"
johnnybonezz July 28, 2012 at 12:02 PM
NO WATER, but the city still gives out building permits. What happen to moratorium on building.
johnnybonezz July 28, 2012 at 12:11 PM
where is the WATER? coming from. theres no water, for my lawn, but theres water to build a movie house, that we don't need. "unbelivable".
johnnybonezz July 28, 2012 at 12:12 PM
Weres the water coming from?????????????

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