ACONA looks at filming, liquor stores, and coyotes at Tuesday night's meeting

Three hot topics were addressed at Tuesday’s ACONA (Altadena Coalition of Neighborhood Associations) meeting at the Altadena Library Tuesday night: filming in Altadena, liquor stores, and coyotes.

Filming: how to get them to film at your house ... and how to complain about it

Geoffrey Smith (pictured), director of community relations for Film LA, which oversees location shoots for the city and county of Los Angeles, and Russ Fega, owner of Home Shoot Home which specializes in promoting locations in Altadena, Pasadena, and South Pasadena, shared their expertise.

Film LA. handles complaints about filming around the clock at (213) 977-8600. Smith said that if there is a problem, call while it’s occurring, not afterwards. His office will contact the location manager for the production company.

Most of the time, residents don’t have to move out the production and agreements from the neighbors are not required, but production companies do notify nearby residents. Smith said, “Outreach to your neighbors is a good thing for you to do,” and added “The mood in Altadena seems to accept and tolerate filming.”



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