Film in LA: The Entertainment Capitol of the World
Access a World-Class Entertainment Infrastructure
- Understanding the importance of on-location filming in Los Angeles and wanting to make Los Angeles the most "film-friendly" city in the world, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has installed three power nodes at some of the City's most frequently filmed locations to reduce the use of generators for on-location filming. This one action reduces greenhouse gas emissions, production costs and intrusion in the general public's right of way.
- And it's just one way we're making a commitment to our signature industry. See Below for more ways we can help you create world-class entertainment in L.A.
Resources to Get You Started:
- City of Los Angeles Film and Entertainment Incentives
- City of Los Angeles Film Liasons - your inside contact to City Departments
Office of Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa
Office of Economic and Business Policy
200 North Spring Street, Room 1300
Los Angeles, CA 90012, US
P: (213) 978-0781
Or by email please contact
About the LA Film Industry
- Regionally, the Los Angeles Entertainment Sector represents a $38 billion industry with over 375 sound stages totaling 4.2 million square feet. With a skilled workforce of some 129,728 entertainment workers, Los Angeles has the resources to get your iconic film moment filmed, produced, edited and processed by the best in the business.
- Los Angeles is also home to a world-renowned higher education system that graduates thousands each year to fill industry positions so that you can rest assured that your company will have the professional it needs to thrive. Institutions such as the American Film Institute (AFI) Conservatory, the Los Angeles Film School, Otis College of Art and Design, the University of Southern California (USC) School of Cinema are just a few that are located in Los Angeles and will fine-tune your future actors, producers, directors, and technicians.
- Regionally, LA County is home to nearly 11,000 businesses that serve the entertainment industry. Within the City of Los Angeles, these are just a few of the major entertainment companies that base their operations here:
- Paramount Studios (founded in Los Angeles 1912)
- Universal Studios (founded in Los Angeles 1912)
- Deluxe Entertainment Services Group - World's Largest Processor of 35mm film (founded Los Angeles 1919)
- Walt Disney Prospect Studios