The limits, which follow California's limited Stay at Home Order, mandate that it's "taillights at ten."

Los Angeles is tightening the reins on filming as the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise.

Officials from the City and County of Los Angeles have told FilmLA, one of the main organizations that doles out film permits in the region, that there will be new restrictions on when exactly filming can take place.

The limits prohibit after-hours on-location filming in accordance with California’s current limited Stay at Home Order. Last week, Governor Newsom announced that nonessential businesses and personal gatherings are prohibited between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. for the next few weeks.

So beginning today, permissible on-location filming hours will be from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. in residential areas and 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. in commercial areas. Isolated areas of unincorporated Los Angeles County with no population may be exempted.

The local officials noted in their conversation with FilmLA that no production setup activity may begin earlier than the permissible time and that at the end of the day, activity must wrap to ensure it is “taillights at ten.”

Any permission to film after-hours for permits that have already been handed out is rescinded. The limits will apply for at least the duration of the California’s limited Stay at Home Order, which currently expires on December 21.


Article by: Bryn Sandberg for the Hollywood Reporter.

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