Photo courtesy of Jim
Here's a message from the California Film Commission, courtesy of Ben:
September 6, 2007
Production Alert: New California Film Commission Policy for filming at the Caltrans District 7 Headquarters in Los Angeles.
Due to the overwhelming popularity of the Caltrans Building at 1st & Main in downtown Los Angeles, this facility will no longer be able to accommodate any interior filming or interior set dressing. Exterior filming only is still permitted between the hours of 5:00 pm and 5:00 am on weekdays, and is available all day on weekends. In addition, the building can only accommodate one production per week (regardless of the number of days.)
In order to reserve a space on the calendar for this location, you must submit a permit application on-line to the California Film Commission at www.film.ca.gov.
There will be no exceptions to these new guidelines.
A detailed fact sheet with guidelines, contacts, and requirements for filming at this location is attached.
Thank you in advance for adhering to these new guidelines. The CFC works closely with all of our state partners to ensure that these unique properties remain available for filming for years to come.
Please call if you have any questions (323-860-2960).
California Film Commission
7080 Hollywood Blvd., Suite 900
Hollywood, CA 90028
I wonder if this has anything to do with whatever was filming at the CalTrans Building last night. After midnight, these bright lights were suddenly shining directly at my building late last night. It was incredibly bright. I turned off all my lights and it lit my living room well enough for me to read - all from five blocks away. I'm sure the folks on the north side of the San Fernando Building loved that.