Lincoln Heights jail reopens to filming

lincoln-heights-jail-bars.jpgOne of the most-filmed locations in Los Angeles has been closed to filmmakers since May 2010. But now the former LAPD jail on Avenue 19 in Lincoln Heights is open for business again, "following several months of extended negotiation with L.A. City officials," Film LA reports.

The available locations include the front entrance and the first floor kitchen, squad room and offices, the second floor jail cells and the roof. Lease fees are waived under a city program, but production companies are advised they 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.

Photo: LocoScout.com

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