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Glendale, FilmLA Partner on Filming Permits

The City of Glendale has partnered up with FilmLA to offer coordination for on-location film permits and related services starting on Aug. 1.

The Hollywood nonprofit already handles on-location film permits for the Glendale Unified School District.

Donna Washington, vice president of operations for FilmLA, said the organization was thrilled to deepen its relationship with Glendale and excited to promote all that the city has to offer.

“Glendale will join 15 other cities, the city and county of Los Angeles in areas served by FilmLA,” Washington said in a statement.

Located between the San Gabriel mountains and downtown Los Angeles, Glendale offers multiple opportunities to film, including the middle of a mountain range and a bustling city. Popular filming locations include the city’s civic center, old police station and a network of city-maintained parks, according to a release from FilmLA.

Glendale Mayor Ardashes “Ardy” Kassakhian said that the city has been the backdrop for many television series and films.

“We’re confident this partnership with FilmLA will continue to enhance and sustain our profile and provide exceptional services to the film community and Glendale residents,” Kassakhian said in a statement. “We want to keep filming local, and this will help us do that.”

Glendale residents will benefit from FilmLA’s comprehensive community relations program, which includes neighborhood notifications ahead of filming events and access to its 24/7 community support hotline, according to the group’s release.

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