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 Hancock Park


Notice to Film/Television Production Companies:

In order to film in Hancock Park, Film L.A. Special Conditions require you to notify the Hancock Park Homeowners Association Film Liaison. Contact must be  made  when any location in Hancock Park is being considered. The Hancock Park Film Liaison is Erik Storey :

Phone: 213-500-8190
E-mail: contacterikstorey@gmail.com

Below is City ordinance/code states regarding  filming in residential neighborhoods:
City of Los Angeles, Division 22, Chapter 13, Article 8, Section 22.350,

13. Infrequent Use of Property for Commercial Filming. (Amended by Ord. No. 170,516, Eff.
6/18/95.) Notwithstanding any of the provisions of this article to the contrary, property in all zones
may be used for the purpose of infrequent filming of commercial motion pictures and still
photographs, provided that a permit therefore has first been obtained from the City Council, or
whoever the Council by order, resolution or ordinance may delegate such authority. The City
Council, or whomever the Council by order, resolution or ordinance may delegate such authority
shall adopt such rules and regulations concerning the issuance of said permits as may be necessary
to assure that filming will be conducted at such times and in such a manner as to cause a minimum
of interference with the enjoyment and use of adjacent property
and consistent with public health,

safety and general welfare.

he HPHA'48 is working with the City to get a clear definition of what "infrequent" means, to ensure all homes are surveyed prior to having a permit issued so everyone's concerns will be addressed, including over filming and that no posting of streets is allowed until the permit has been formally issued. Below are our Good Neighbor Filming Guidelines which have been in place for over a decade and until very recently  have been the accepted practice in Hancock Park.  However, in the past few years we have seen a huge increase in the "frequency" of filming.  Some would say we have become the "back lot"  for the seven studios, (Paramount,Raleigh, Sunset Gower, Sunset Bronson, Siren, Quixote and Red) which are all within blocks of Hancock Park.  We are working to make the guidelines the actual standards for our neighborhood.

Hancock Park Good Neighbor Filming Guidelines

Common sense and common courtesy for the benefit of the film industry and the preservation and quality of life of our neighborhood.”


Each block may film up to a maximum of 14 days per calendar year. No single shoot may last more than 5 consecutive days. This includes prep and wrap days. There must be a 30-day respite between shoots on a block. This condition is respectful to everyone living on any block in Hancock Park, and the Film industry.


Filming is permitted between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. Filming is strongly discouraged during other hours, and not permitted on weekends and holidays. Our Homeowners and their families ALL deserve quality of life assurances, we feel 15 hours of film crews on a block is more then adequate -most films work a 12 hour day.


Film production trucks may park only on the side of the street of the location house. These vehicles may not interfere with gardeners, residential construction, trash collection, or resident safety. Generators, with the proper noise shield, shall park only in front of the location house or other house that has given its written consent. No personal vehicle of cast, crew, or film service providers may park on area streets; off-site parking with shuttles to the location house must be arranged. Written plans showing all parking on the block must be provided.


No equipment shall be placed on sidewalks, parkways, or allowed to remain in public view except as necessary while filming and during moving from the production trucks to the location house. This includes, but is no limited to all craft service, catering, food, and dining equipment, tables, and vehicles, which are prohibited on streets, sidewalks, and parkways, and must be out of public view.


To ensure compliance with our policies, the location homeowners, or qualified representative, and an off-duty/retired police officer must be present at all times at the location house. The officer must arrive 1 hour prior to the permit start time and shall remain until after all film personnel and vehicles have departed.


Every resident on a  block affected by filming must be notified of the address, date, hours, and contact phone numbers for the production office and location manager for the film. This notice must be delivered no later than 5:00 p.m. three days prior to the shoot.

No Modification

Signature surveys, private negotiations, and all other activities designed to modify these policies are strongly discouraged. We are trying to be fair to ALL homeowners and their  families  and prevent our community from becoming a "back lot".  We want to ensure everyone's quality of life is protected and not abused.

Below are the Current Special Conditions for Filming in Hancock Park per FILMLA. 

The Special Filming Conditions described below will be included in the terms and conditions of permits issued for filming in this area and are in addition to the standard terms and conditions applicable to filming permits generally. While these Special Filming Conditions will be included as terms if a permit for filming in this area is issued, they are not intended to, and do not, establish the criteria or standards for determining whether or not a particular permit (or permits) will be issued for this area. The decision whether or not a particular permit (or permits) will be issued is vested in the discretion of the appropriate City or County department or their designees (including FilmL.A., Inc.), to be exercised consistent with public health, safety and general welfare, and applicable land-use ordinances.

FilmL.A., Inc. will evaluate all requests for permits in this area using the following criteria: Frequency of filming per block near the requested location and parking areas – Duration and frequency of recent filming – Proximity of concurrent filming activities – Historical use – Recent problems or complaints – Number of filming days requested – Company size – Proposed activities (effects, excessive noise, cranes, etc.) – any other criteria that may be relevant to the specific situation. NO PERMITS FOR THIS AREA SHOULD BE ASSUMED TO BE AVAILABLE WITHOUT THE ABOVE REVIEW.

  • Affected residents must be notified at least two (2) days in advance of the first day of filming or the first day of any substantial set preparation. Permit request must be submitted to FilmL.A. at least three (3) days in advance.

  • Filming in the Hancock Park (bounded by Highland Avenue, Melrose Avenue, Wilshire Boulevard and Rossmore Avenue) requires that notification be given to the representative of that Homeowners’ Association. The current contact is: Erik Storey contacterikstorey@gmail.com 213-500-8190. Weekend and holiday filming is generally prohibited, unless approved by FilmL.A.

  • A FilmL.A. Monitor will be assigned to encourage compliance with the permit and conditions. The Monitor will generally arrive at the designated location 1 hour prior to the permit start time to note proper arrival time and remain with the production company during all filming-related activities and ensure proper departure time.

  • Personal vehicles of cast/crew are not permitted to park on area streets. Off-site parking must be arranged by the production company and cast/crew must be shuttled to and from the location.

  • Parking of production equipment is limited to one side of the street. Film company vehicles shall not interfere with gardeners’ activities, trash pick up, safe use of the streets or access to resident driveways, unless approved by the affected residents.

  • The standard residential requirement prohibiting arrival before 7:00 a.m. and departure after 10:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, must be strictly adhered to. An extension of the standard filming hours requires that more then 50% of affected residents be surveyed to identify neighborhood concerns and the approved hours and days but must be specifically indicated on the permit.

  • Sidewalks must be kept clear at all times.

  • Craft services, catering trucks, food preparation tables and dining tables are prohibited on sidewalks or parkways and must be out of public view.
    Generator(s) with the proper noise shield shall only be parked in front of the location house, or in front of houses that have approved this activity.
    Cast and crew shall be informed of the provisions of the Filmmakers’ Code of Professional Responsibility.

  • You can find out more about filming in all residential areas of Los Angeles by contacting Film L.A. at: www.filmla.com/ or https://www.filmla.com/communities/notification/

FilmL.A. 8/2016

Address: 137 North Larchmont Boulevard # 719, Los Angeles, CA 90004

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