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FilmLA: Governor Newsom Sets June Option for Potential Production Restart

June 6, 2020 | By

FilmLA Logo - cut from reportAs of today, FilmLA is not currently accepting or processing any applications to film in Greater Los Angeles. That may soon change, as state and local officials establish terms for production’s safe return. On June 5, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced that counties throughout the state may begin reopening film, television and commercial production as early as June 12.

According to a story recently published by FilmLA, Governor Newsom’s announcement does not authorize the resumption of on-location filming in Los Angeles County. That decision has to be made by the County, and will be made consistent with the recommendations of the County Department of Public Health.

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Governor Newsom’s announcement follows the June 1 release of new Health and Safety Guidelines, prepared by the Industry Wide Labor Management Safety Committee (IWLMSC) Task Force. These guidelines serve as a resource to state and local authorities, but do not establish the final terms of reopening.

FilmLA has inquired of the County when it intends to reopen to production, and on what terms. They have also asked the partner cities whether they intend to reopen when the County does.  FilmLA intends to share any additional information when it becomes available.

For information and updates about filming’s return, please visit the FilmLA COVID-19 Resource Page.

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