For the first time since 2008, FilmL.A. has raised the fees for permits to film in Los Angeles.
“Effective August 1, FilmL.A., the city’s film permit office, raised its fees for a wide range of services including a $35 increase in film permit application fees, which now costs $660 — a 5.6% increase from the $625 it cost a week ago,” Deadline.com reports.
The organization indicated it will “help offset the rising cost of providing film-permit coordination and related services to the industry, local governments, and communities,” the report adds.
“Under the new fee rates, filmmakers will pay more to employ FilmL.A. monitors, the agency’s ‘eyes and ears’ at sensitive location shoots who help mitigate the impact of filming in residential and business areas,” the story reports. “The monitor’s fee has gone up a dollar an hour to $31 an hour — a 3.3% increase. The overtime monitor’s fee has gone up $2 an hour to $47 an hour, and the double-time fee has gone up $2 an hour to $62.”