Connecting Premier Office Properties to the Film Industry
The Location Portal eNewsAugust 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. 

Location Professionals:  Let us know your location requirements. The Location Portal has 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.

Commercial Property Owners/Managers:  We would love to include your film-friendly property(ies) in our library for promotion to the film industry. The Location Portal provides a full service approach - from marketing to the initial scout to contract negotiation to production oversight and close out. 

We look forward to hearing from you!

Best Regards,
The Location Portal
(310) 928-FILM(3456) Office
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Featured Client: Location Professional Phill Kane


Having worked as a Location Professional for over 18 years, Phill Kane is currently working on the ninth season of the popular CBS Series 'Criminal Minds'.  He was kind enough to take a moment out of his busy schedule for an interview.


TLP: How did you get into location management?

PK:  Funny story. I I got into locations more or less by accident. I was working at a horrible job selling car stereos and in the midst of complaining about it, a client asked "what do you want to do?"  I answered, "I want to work in production." Here's the kicker - I didn't even know what production was!  Since moving to Los Angeles, I had met a lot of people who said they worked in production and they seemed cool.  So this woman happened to be a production manager for commercials and offered me a job as a production assistant. I quit my day job and within a few weeks got hired as a PA on a movie with Location Manager Kristi Frankenheimer who later hired me as a locations assistant. Eighteen years later and here I am, celebrating my seventh year at Criminal Minds.  So like I said it was not a plan, more like a series of lucky coincidences.  


TLP:  What do you love most about being a location manager?

PK:  It's three-fold. First, I enjoy being part of the creative process of molding how a show will look.  I think of location scouting as providing the easel for the Director, Production Designer and Director of Photography on which they can create their art. Second, I love that we bring an army into an area or neighborhood and the next day, it's like we were never there.  Third and most important, I have fun at my job. Working with Jeffrey Spellman and the producers and locations team at Criminal Minds has been the highlight of my career. 


TLP: What do you do when you're not working?

PK:  I'm pretty active. I enjoy running and mountain biking, and I also do Zombie-themed 5K mud runs a few times a year.  My wife and I love live music and attend up to 20 concerts in a year. And of course I like going to the movies.  We are lucky living in Hollywood - there are so many great theaters to choose from. 

California's Film Incentives at Work


In July 2014, FilmL.A. released second quarter on-location filming statistics for Greater Los Angeles noting an increase in regional on-location Television production of 33.7 percent over the prior year. California's film incentives contributed significantly to local production yields. Click here to read more.

 Featured Property: Howard Hughes Tower     

The Location Portal is pleased to present the film-friendly Howard Hughes Tower, a 16-story steel and glass building and cornerstone of the Howard Hughes Center complex located in Culver City. Features an elegant marble lobby with floor-to-ceiling windows; lushly landscaped grounds with seating areas; vacant offices with seas of cubicles; parking structure with circular drive; rooftop with helipad and more. Click on photos for more details about this property.  

   Featured Property: 600 Corporate Pointe

600 Corporate Pointe is a 12-story concrete and glass building located in Culver City. Features a spacious outdoor plaza with lawn, trees, fountain; vacant offices with glass conference room; large server room; parking structure with suburban rooftop views. Click on photos for more details about this property.   

   Featured Property: Evo Lofts

The Location Portal proudly features this gem in our library: Evo Lofts, a 24-story contemporary steel and glass loft building in Downtown Los Angeles. Features an exterior plaza with seating areas; marble lobby with floor-to-ceiling windows; state-of-the-art fitness center; 6th Floor pool deck with grills; Penthouse Lounge with bar and media rooms. Click on photos for more details about this property.     

Featured Property: Casa Vertigo   

Welcome to Casa Vertigo, a Historic 1923 art deco landmark in Downtown Los Angeles. Features a grand ballroom with hardwood floors and crown moldings; creepy basement with long corridors; dramatic space with catwalk and hardwood floors; theatre with stage; full floor retail space; fire escapes; office space with conference center; Penthouse and rooftop with views; adjacent warehouse and more.  Click on photos for more details about this property.

Yes, We Have Weekday 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 you can film in during the week, dressed offices, conference rooms, cubicles, helipads, plazas, banks, fountains, atriums, escalators, lofts, parking structures, revolving doors, restaurants, parks - we've made it simple for you to find in our location library. Click here to see our Search by Category option.

Featured Production: Esurance Milton Photography Fanatic Selfie Commercial

Thanks to Smuggler Films,  Omninet, Albie Salsich, Helen Choi and the staff at Pacific Pointe for an excellent film shoot. Check it out:    

Esurance Milton Photography Fanatic Selfie Commercial
Esurance Milton Photography Fanatic Selfie Commercial

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