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Filming fee hike could reduce overall cost

October 26, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
It's about to cost production crews more to shoot in Los Angeles, but that may actually be a good thing for the film industry.The Board of Supervisors signed off on an increase in the price of film permits Tuesday with an important caveat.

It's contingent on the fire department implementing a new system of spot checking that would reduce the need for fire personnel on many sets, ultimately saving the industry money.