Download:REA Film Rules
Because of the character of the Riviera Estates, many of our homes and streets are attractive to production companies for location filming. While this may be flattering, and perhaps even financially rewarding to owners of the chosen homes, the hustle and bustle of location “shooting” is only a disruption to your neighbors.
Our CC&C’s permit our Association to set regulations and charge fees to production companies on location in The Riviera Estates. The fees ($1000/day for filming and $500/day for prep and strike and for commercial still photo shoots) are used to help defray the costs of administering our Film Rules and landscaping maintenance expenses. We want you to be informed about our policy and the Filming Rules/Regulations set up by your Board of Directors. These Rules/Regulations are specific to our neighborhood and are more restrictive than those of Film L.A.
Occasionally a production company films without first obtaining a permit from our Association. Our regulations are reasonable, but must be brought to the production company’s attention to be effective. In the event the production company does not pay the fee, the property owner will be responsible for payment. If these situations cannot be controlled in the future, our Association may have to consider legal action, such as obtaining immediate injunctive relief to stop filming until our conditions can be met.
If you are approached to use your home, or the street on which your home is located, for filming:
Please tell the production company to immediately contact our office at 310-459-3346 for a copy of our regulations and arrange to pay the fee. Our Administrative Coordinator will coordinate the details.
Contact the Association office yourself.
The Board of Directors asks for your cooperation on this matter. We work at maintaining a good rapport with the City of Los Angeles, but Film L.A. issues hundreds of location permits and cannot enforce our regulations for us.