FilmL.A. Announces Reopening of Lincoln Heights Jail to Filming

FilmL.A. Announces Reopening of Lincoln Heights Jail to Filming

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Following several months of extended negotiation with L.A. City officials, FilmL.A. is pleased to announce the reopening of Lincoln Heights Jail to filming. The jail, which is available for filming as of today, has been closed to filmmakers since May 2010. The list of filmable areas of the jail is as follows:

1st Floor - Front Entrance, Kitchen, Squad Room, Offices

2nd Floor -  Jail Cells

3rd Floor – 5th Floor - NOT AVAILABLE

Roof -   Case-by-Case Basis, Cast/Crew Size of 10 or Fewer

As one of the many public properties covered by the City of Los Angeles’ use fee waiver, it costs nothing to lease the LHJ site for filming. Production companies using the jail will be required to cover the cost of oversight personnel during prep, filming and strike. Production companies seeking to film at the jail should be prepared to cover, at minimum:

(1) Uniformed Fire Safety Officer 4 hour min., $64 / hr

(2) FilmL.A. Monitor 4 hour min., $30 / hr + OT after 8 hrs.

(3) Cost of one 2500 gallon water truck, with hoses.

To see the looks available to you at the LHJ facility, we encourage you to view the jail on LocoScout ( For availability and other information about filming at LHJ, please contact FilmL.A.’s Production Planning Department at 213.977.8600.

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