Connecting Premier Office Properties to the Film Industry
The Location Portal eNewsFebruary 2014
Dear Friends,

Welcome to The Location Portal, setting a new standard in connecting premier office properties to the film industry.  Check out our user-friendly website at and see our featured properties below. We look forward to hearing from you!

Production/Location Managers:  Contact Chris Catalfamo at (818) 312-5798 or email and let him know your office property requirements. The Location Portal has close relationships with virtually every commercial office building management team in the Los Angeles 30-mile studio zone. We  will find what you are looking for and ensure your filming experience runs smoothly.

Property Owners/Managers:  Contact Heather Ross at (310) 776-0933 or email  We would love to include your film-friendly property(ies) in our library for promotion to the film industry. 

Best Regards,
The Location Portal
(310) 928-FILM(3456) Office
(310) 868-2514 Fax 

Featured Production Client: Jordan Schmidt 


Key Assistant Location Manager Jordan Schmidt is one of the busiest in the business.  For nine years, he's been scouting the streets of Los Angeles for shows like ABC's 'The Mentalist' and 'Mistresses', NBC's 'Parenthood' and films like Atlas Shrugged II. We caught up with Jordan last week scouting buildings for the TNT Series 'Perception' and he was kind enough to give us an interview.


How did you get into location management?

It's a career I didn't plan on, and discovered while I was a production assistant trying to figure out what I wanted to do with my film industry career.  It seemed like the perfect job for someone who can't sit still, loves to talk and needs to be out and about.  After pleading with the Location Manager, I worked my way into the team at the CBS TV Series 'JAG' in 2005. Since then, I've worked pretty much non-stop in the industry.


What do you love most about your work?

Every day is like a field trip.  One day I'm scouting beaches.  The next I'm in the City of Vernon with a hard hat on, scouting a beer bottle plant.  I get direction from the script and producers, but where I end up scouting is really up to me.  So without veering off track, I sometimes selfishly scout things I have always been curious about. This makes me want to go out and pound that pavement every day.  There's nothing like taking the subway downtown and scouting on my feet, building after building.  I really do enjoy it.


What do you do when you're not working?

I love to travel.  Whether it's internationally or to visit family and friends in other cities, I try to get out of Los Angeles when I'm not working.

   Featured Property: City National Plaza      

The Location Portal is pleased to present the newest addition to our library, the film-friendly City National Plaza, a premier office complex encompassing an entire city block in Downtown Los Angeles, comprised of two 52-story office towers, one plaza level building and four subterranean levels of retail. Features steel framed buildings with polished panels of Forest Green granite and panes of bronze glass set in a distinctive pattern; large outdoor plaza with fountain and seating areas; expansive lobbies with escalators, revolving doors and multiple entrances; sub level retail floors with long hallways; opulent vacant offices with hardwood floors and conference rooms; subterranean parking garage with valet; rooftops with helipads and Downtown views. Click on photos for more details about this property.     


   Featured Property: 5900 Wilshire      

The Location Portal is pleased to present the film-friendly 5900 Wilshire, a 30-story modernist tower with 360 degree unobstructed city views located in the Miracle Mile District of Los Angeles. Features a stunning 2-story lobby with floor-to-ceiling windows; large landscaped outdoor plaza with fountain and seating areas; lobby lounge with kitchen, bar and recreation room; vacant full floor with glass conference room; dressed offices with conference room and lounge; vacant east building gallery space with concrete flooring; sparkling clean machine rooms; rooftop with views and more. Click on photos for more details about this property.     


   Featured Property: Figueroa Tower

Figueroa Tower is a 24-story Renaissance style office tower located in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles. Features a distinctive copper roof, triangular gables and turrets; an opulent marble lobby with cascading fountain; Metro station accessible from lobby; vacant offices with balcony views of lobby, cubicles; dressed Penthouse offices with reception, conference room, cubicles; interior parking structure on Floors 2-6; rooftop with helipad. Click on photos for more details about this property.     


Featured Property: Academy     

Welcome to Academy, a 3.4 acre campus in Hollywood with 42,000 square feet of buildings on beautifully landscaped grounds. Includes a red brick warehouse with office space, stage/warehouse and former Big Lot department store. Features exposed wood beam bow-truss roof; campus style layout encompassing an entire city block; landscaped grounds with walkway; high exposed wood beam ceilings; interior space with loft, conference room and hardwood floors; additional space with polished concrete floors and file room; ample surface parking and more.  Click on photos for more details about this property.


 Featured Property: Ramona High School 

Ramona High School is a 19-acre historic convent secondary school campus in Alhambra. Features expansive landscaped grounds with fountain; outdoor dining area and pool; library; computer lab; science centers; classrooms; auditorium; workshop; former convent / residence; chapel; long hallways with lockers; gym with locker room and basketball court; ample surface parking. Click on photos for more details about this property.   


Yes, We Have Lobbies!
Our Search by Categories option on The Location Portal website is designed to make life easier for production.  All our locations' filmable areas are broken down by type and easily searched by photo. Whatever you're looking for - lobbies, banks, fountains, conference rooms, atriums, plazas, cubicles, dressed offices, rooftops, helipads, escalators, lofts, parking structures, revolving doors, restaurants, parks, lobbies you can shoot in during the week - we've made it simple for you to find in our location library. Click here to see our Search by Category option.

Featured Production: Academy Award Nominee Feature Film 'Her'  

Thanks to Warner Brothers, Rick Schuler, and the staff at 400 South Hope for an excellent film shoot. Check it out:      

Her - Official Trailer (HD) Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams
Her - Official Trailer (HD) Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams

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