July 30, 2013 |
The zombie comedy "Life After Beth" has come to life. The independent film, which stars Aubrey Plaza, John C. Reilly and Anna Kendrick, among others, began filming earlier this year month in Los Angeles, according to film permits. "Life After Beth" has already filmed in Griffith Park, a handful of private residences and a church in Encino, an apartment building near USC and Mountain View Cemetery in Altadena. PHOTOS: Summer Sneaks 2013 On Friday, the film and its 55 crew members shot scenes at a private residence in Northridge, according to a permit filed with FilmL.A.
July 9, 2013 |
Jon Favreau is cooking up a new movie in Los Angeles and it has nothing to do with superheroes. Favreau, executive producer of the "Iron Man" movies and "The Avengers," has begun filming his latest project, an indie comedy called "Chef," set to shoot this week in Brentwood, according to a film permit. The story revolves around a chef, played by Favreau, who loses his job and starts a food truck business while attempting to restore relations with his family. Favreau directs and stars in the movie, which is based on a screenplay he wrote.
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April 5, 2003 |
George Kirkland, the president of L.A. Inc., the Convention and Visitors Bureau, has notified his board of directors that he has been diagnosed with cancer but will continue to head the agency for the foreseeable future, according to a statement issued Friday. "At the present time, he is consulting with experts to determine the best course of treatment. He is continuing his duties as president uninterrupted," said Alan I. Rothenberg, board chairman for the bureau.
February 17, 2007 |
FilmL.A. Inc., the nonprofit group that coordinates film permits for the Los Angeles region, has elected labor relations veteran Bryan Unger as chairman of its board of directors. Unger, who serves as Western executive director of the Directors Guild of America, replaces outgoing Chairwoman Jean Prewitt, chief executive of the Independent Film & Television Alliance. Unger, who joined FilmL.A.'
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December 3, 2005 |
City officials received seven proposals Friday from firms offering landfills or transfer services for trash so that it might no longer have to be dumped in the Sunshine Canyon Landfill. As part of an effort to end its use of the suburban landfill, the city Department of Public Works sought proposals for disposing of trash outside the city limits.
March 20, 2013 |
The low-budget thriller "The Call" had a surprisingly strong debut this weekend, pulling in $17.1 million in ticket sales to beat out the Warner Bros. comedy "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" to come in second place at the domestic box office. But even more surprising is the fact that "The Call," which stars Halle Berry as a veteran 911 operator, was filmed entirely on location in Los Angeles. The movie, produced by Troika Pictures and WWE Studios and released by Sony Pictures, is a rare example of a movie that returned to L.A. after producers were preparing to shoot in Canada, long the main foreign destination for Hollywood films lured away by generous subsidies offered to filmmakers.
May 29, 2013 |
Michael Mann's international cyber thriller has quietly begun filming in Los Angeles. Raja Productions US recently pulled various permits for "camera tests" at various locations around Los Angeles for the untitled Michael Mann movie known as "Cyber. " Mann, a director and producer on "Cyber," previously filmed in the area with HBO's racetrack drama "Luck," which shut down last year in the wake of three horse fatalities. This week a small crew from "Cyber" was set to film at the JW Marriott Los Angeles hotel at L.A. Live.