The purpose of these guidelines is to provide particular scrutiny and more stringent conditions for Film Permits in Frequently Filmed Areas. The Guidelines are based on a three-step process:
For the purposes of these guidelines, the area considered to be affected by the proposed film permit (the "Measuring Neighborhood") includes all property within one-half block in both directions of the location on both sides of the street
DETERMINATION OF FREQUENTLY FILMED AREA After defining the Measuring Neighborhood, the recent frequency of filming in such a Neighborhood is evaluated as follows: If one or more film locations have been used in the Measuring Neighborhood, for a total of 6 days in a residential area or 15 days in a commercial area, within a 90-day period preceding the proposed filming, the permit is considered to be a Film Permit in a Frequently Filmed Area.
FACTORS FOR EVALUATING LEVEL OF IMPACT All proposed film permits in Frequently Filmed Areas will receive particular scrutiny with regard to the following factors:
MANDATORY CONDITIONS Any permit requests for filming in a Frequently Filmed Area may be approved, conditionally approved, or denied. The following conditions shall apply to any approved film permit in a Frequently Filmed Area, in addition to any other conditions imposed by the Film Liaison. Film companies must understand that obtaining a film permit in a Frequently Filmed Area is not considered routine. Filming hosts should not assume that film permit requests in their frequently filmed area will be approved. It is well within the City’s legal right to deny the permit to prevent potential neighborhood fatigue.
The City may withdraw a permit and stop the production in the event the permitee does not adhere to all conditions of approval. The existing instructions and regulations adopted by the City Council will remain applicable except as modified by these Guidelines. Guidelines for Frequently Filmed Areas