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L.A. Mayor Garcetti orders city departments to support the film industry
L.A. Mayor Garcetti orders city departments to support the film industry

Los Angeles may be the entertainment capital of the world, but it can do a better job of supporting the film industry. At least that's the view of Mayor Eric Garcetti, who announced a series of steps Wednesday aimed at making L.A. more film friendly. The mayor ordered city agencies to designate a film liaison to cooperate with FilmL.A., the nonprofit group that handles film permits for the city. He also directed city departments to adopt "predictable and consistent" fees that "cover only incremental costs to the city." Other steps include requiring certain city employees to attend an annual training seminar to “emphasize the importance of filming to our...

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