Street-Closure Signs For Los Angeles Production Boom Will Cost $635,000

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Second in a series: Street closures are an integral part of location shoots, and the Los Angeles City Council recently asked the city’s Department of Transportation to make L.A.’s streets more film friendly in advance of the expected boom in local production once the state’s new $330 million film incentives take effect next year. The department says it’s happy to pitch in, but the initial price tag will be an eye-widening $635,000.

Parking Restriction SignsLADOT posts and removes more than 558,000 temporary parking restriction signs every year, and the department says about 52% of all sign postings in the city are for filming projects. More production will mean more signs, and more signs will mean more workers to put them up and take them down. The cost of a single temporary sign is $17.08: $1.10 for the sign itself, $12,19 to install it and $4.89 to take it down, LADOT wrote…

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