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Abandoned Vintage Apartment (1970s)
  • $100/hr
  • New
  • 4.9 (719)
  • 719
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • Alhambra, CA
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Pre-lit green screen studio
  • $89/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (155)
  • 155
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Burbank, CA
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Valley Studio| Includes lights, backgrounds & more
  • $50/hr
  • New
  • 4.9 (157)
  • 157
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • Los Angeles, CA
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Affordable Film/Video Multi-Standing Sets
  • $90/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (261)
  • 261
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Los Angeles, CA
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Amazing Fully Lit White Cyc Studio
  • $100/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (174)
  • 174
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Glendale, CA
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Edwardian Craftsman
  • $125/hr
  • New
  • 4.9 (289)
  • 289
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Los Angeles, CA
SuperHost
1917 Vintage Church & Creative Space
  • $100/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (171)
  • 171
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Los Angeles, CA
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Unique Industrial Warehouse Treasure near Downtown
  • $95/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (130)
  • 130
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Los Angeles, CA
SuperHost
Capturing Magic: Well-Lit Creative Studio
  • $42/hr
  • New
  • 4.9 (182)
  • 182
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Los Angeles, CA
SuperHost
Retail Bookstore/library in Sherman Oaks
  • $135/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (29)
  • 29
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Los Angeles, CA

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What people are saying about Production on Giggster

Derek C.
$ 440
4 hours
5 people
4 days ago
What a great and unique space to shoot. It worked perfectly for our production, and it looks like they're adding even more sets. Aidan was great too. We'd definitely come back again.
Kyla D.
$ 1620
12 hours
5 people
2 months ago
Lisa, a true LA native, knows her way a film set and appreciates the mechanics of making art. We were so honored to have access to her shop - its a sacred place with a lot of history and heart in it's walls. Thank you Lisa for the part you played in making our film a reality!
Gwanhoo K.
$ 405
3 hours
5 people
3 months ago
The owner is very very very kind, nice, gentle lady. And she allowed whatever we want. She’s a lot of experiences. So we did our filming with comfortable mood. It was good time. And I may go there and buy some books. What a impressive space~! Thanks all!
jazmine s.
$ 1200
5 hours
45 people
4 months ago
Easy to work with! Had the option for add ons conveniently on site. Venue is super cute and the restroom is really nice. The only thing to take note of is there isn't air conditioning at the venue so you have to use the open windows for air flow. Overall, a very fun experience.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Production venues

Do I need my own production or event insurance in Los Angeles?
Yes. All renters are required to carry Comprehensive Liability and Property Damage insurance with liability coverage of no less than $1,000,000.
What protection plans are available for bookings in Los Angeles on Giggster?
Giggster offers Damage Protection coverage that you can add to a booking at checkout. Learn more about Giggster's Damage Protection coverage.
What types of locations can I book in Los Angeles?
You can choose from 42 types! Just search for locations in Los Angeles at giggster.com, then click 'Filters' to look for something specific.
How many Production spaces are available in Los Angeles?
Right now, there are 3153 Production spaces available in Los Angeles.
What payment methods does Giggster accept for Los Angeles bookings?
You can pay for your booking with a credit card, or with ACH or wire transfer for bookings over $4k.
What is the cancellation policy for Los Angeles guests on Giggster?
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What are the cleaning and safety policies for Los Angeles locations on Giggster?
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What locations available near Los Angeles?
You'll find up to 42 different types of locations in Los Angeles. Just start a search at giggster.com and narrow things down with the 'Filter' option.
Is there an extra cost to add more attendees to my Los Angeles booking?
Yes. Pricing tiers are based on group size. For example, if you booked a space for a group of 1-5 for $30/hr, the price per person is $6/hr. Each additional person would increase the rate by $6/hr.
How much are average location rentals in Los Angeles?
Rental rates vary with the type and features of the location, but the average rate in Los Angeles is $95 per hour.
Why should I choose Giggster over other platforms offering rentals in Los Angeles?
Giggster's got your back — and we know our stuff. Our Customer Support team is knowledgeable and accessible, we offer white glove Select service to help you find the perfect location, and we're experts on the unique needs of production teams.
What is the price range for Production spaces in Los Angeles, CA?
Booking prices vary with the property type, features, and rental length, but generally a 1-hour booking will be in the range of $42 to $190.
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About Los Angeles

You probably already know that Los Angeles is known as the City of Angels since Los Angeles in Spanish means “the angels,” but did you also know that it is known as the entertainment capital of the world? That is because the television and movie industries are found here, and thousands of films have been made in LA. It is also the home of Hollywood, which is where the Walk of Fame and the famous Hollywood Sign are located.

Los Angeles has spectacular weather with an average daily temperature of 66 degrees all year long. Summers are a bit warmer with an average high of 81 but winters are pretty fantastic with an average high of 68. And it is one of the sunniest cities in the US with over 3,200 hours of sunshine per year. So, it just makes sense to choose a production space in Los Angeles.

Production Space Options in Los Angeles

As the entertainment capital of the world, Los Angeles is not just the perfect place for production, it is also the best place to find help with all the details in planning the production. You can find the top caterers, photographers, and videographers as well as the best equipment rentals and car services in LA.

  • Photographers and Videographers
    You may have your own film and photography specialists already, but it is also a good idea to hire a photographer and/or videographer to record the process of the production. Videos and photographs of the team setting up, filming, and breaking down are fantastic ways to record and show off what you do.

  • Equipment Rental
    Whether you are a large company with your own equipment or a small company with just the basics, it is often best to rent the equipment you need on site. This is especially true if you are traveling by airplane because you do not want to have to trust your expensive equipment to the airlines. Choosing a production space in Los Angeles means you have access to plenty of companies with film lighting gear, camera lenses, sound equipment, and whatever else you need.

  • Car Service
    Even if you are producing on a tight budget, having a car service for you and your crew can be a time and money saver. It helps everyone get to where you need them on time, which allows you to start on schedule. It is much better than relying on public transportation to get everyone there at a certain time and it may be cheaper in the long run.

  • Catering
    As good as the car service is, you do not want to rely on them to bring you and the team your food. It is better for everyone if you just hire a caterer to take care of the whole thing. Then you have someone to plan the menu and prepare the food as well as setting up and cleaning up the whole deal. That is one less thing you have to worry about.

Production Space Companies in Los Angeles

  • Big Door TV
    Big Door TV has been working in production planning since 1993 and has worked with every major network from ABC to PBS as well as many fortune 500 companies. Whether you need someone for full-service production with equipment and everything or just a bit of help planning a shoot, this company can do it for you.

  • Stoelt Productions LLC
    This experiential marketing agency knows exactly what you need when you need it, even if you don’t. They have serviced top companies and brands all over the world to conceive and execute the best experiences that produce the best results. Some recent projects include the Louis Vuitton Rodeo Popup, Pandora x Larabar Live DJ & Flow, and the Billboard Latin AMA Fest.

  • The Visionary Group
    Another huge branding team, the Visionary Group has worked with big names like Warner Brothers, Amazon Prime, and Nickelodeon to name a few. Even if you have not chosen your Los Angeles production space yet, they can help you get everything going and take care of all the details. From art direction to strategy, the Visionary Group has done it all.

Pros and Cons of Production Space in Los Angeles

There are some things about Los Angeles that make it the perfect city to find that production space. But there are also a few negatives you may want to know about as well. Check out these pros and cons of having a production space in Los Angeles.

Advantages

  • The weather is great
    If you like sunshine and warm (but not hot) weather, Los Angeles is where you want to be. With average temps in the upper 60s and sunshine almost every day, Los Angeles is probably the most pleasant place on earth. Unless you like cold or hot weather.

  • Film locations are abundant
    If you are looking for a beach, empty warehouse, or glamourous city lights, the locations to shoot are everywhere. Maybe that is why they call it the entertainment capital of the world.

  • Things to do
    Whether you want to hang out in the park, visit an art gallery, or spend the day shopping and eating, you can do it all here. They don’t call it the entertainment capital of the world just for film and TV production.

  • Plenty of cast and crew
    Another benefit of having lots of movies produced in LA is that there is plenty of cast and crew on hand and ready to work. Everyone seems to be just waiting for a gig so you can find who you need when you need them.

  • A variety of food
    You can find some of the best food in Los Angeles whether you want tacos off a taco truck or a full five-course meal at a fine dining establishment. And they have 10 Michelin-starred restaurants if you want a real treat.

Disadvantages

  • Traffic is horrible
    Los Angeles used to be the number one city in the country with the worst traffic, but now the city stands at number two (after New York), which is still horrible. Drivers in Los Angeles sat in traffic for 365,543 hours in 2020. That is a lot of time sitting in your car.

  • Parking is worse
    If you thought traffic was bad, wait until you try to find a parking spot. The reason so many businesses offer valet parking is because there is not enough parking anywhere. Take a car service or get a cab.

  • High crime rates
    You will also find more crime in Los Angeles; rates recorded have been an average of 32 crimes per 1,000 people. That means you have a one in 31 chance of being affected by a crime in LA. Stick to the safer spots like Riviera, Brentwood, and Pacific Palisades.

  • Permit fees are high
    In many locations of Los Angeles, you will be paying quite a bit to film. It is better to book a space and film in that space to reduce costs.

  • High cost of living
    Speaking of costs, Los Angeles is one of the most expensive cities in the world, which should not come as a surprise. It’s true, no matter what you are buying, expect to pay more.

Famous Locations in Los Angeles

  • Hollywood Walk of Fame
    You cannot visit LA without seeing the walk of fame. Get pics of stars featuring Michael Jackson, Johnny Depp, Harrison Ford, Sally Field, and even Big Bird. You can even nominate a star or get a t-shirt with your own personalized star on it. Book a brick manor estate near the Hollywood Walk of Fame and chill out by the pool after the production.

  • The Getty
    Found on a hill in Brentwood, The Getty is one of the most popular art centers in the state and they have stellar views, gardens, and architecture as well. Close to two million people per year visit The Getty for its art dating back to the 1500s. Don’t miss the 1889 painting of Irises by Vincent van Gogh.

  • Santa Monica Pier
    This famous pier has been delighting locals and visitors of Los Angeles since 1909. From the amusement park to the aquarium as well as several restaurants, shops, and pubs, you can stay busy there all day. Relax near the Santa Monica Pier in a mid-century modern boho after the production.
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10 iconic filming locations in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is flooded with sites that have appeared in movies, TV shows, and even music videos. Some locations have been used numerous times, while other locales are memorable for a single acclaimed scene.

Giggster researched L.A. filming locations and highlighted 10 places across the city from famous films that you can visit—complete with address—on a cinematic pilgrimage.

Filmmakers sometimes use particular sites that have a range and can be used during any period, such as the Millennium Biltmore Hotel. Some film locations, such as the John Sowden House, are used for their aesthetic appeal. In the case of the Sowden House, detailed fixtures such as an ornate fireplace and sculptured concrete walls lent an air of historical authority to Martin Scorsese’s “The Aviator.”

Sometimes a particular LA location may be set decorated to represent a location in another state or even another country if it’s more affordable for the filmmaker to go this route. Whatever the reasoning is, for the storyteller all that matters is securing the ideal film location.

Santa Monica Pier
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Multiple movies at Santa Monica Pier

- Location: 200 Santa Monica Pier

The iconic Santa Monica Pier, one of California’s most popular piers, opened to the public in September 1909. It took 16 months to build the pier, which is now known for its amusement park (Pacific Park) that houses a solar-powered landmark Ferris wheel, which opened in 1996, and fishing remains a recreational favorite for many who visit.

The pier provides filmmakers with ocean views, sandy beaches, and a boardwalk—so it makes sense why this landmark location has been the backdrop for countless films, commercials, and other productions.

The pier appears in “Beverly Hills Cop III” in a scene where backup officers investigate a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot on the West End of Colorado Avenue. And in the Oscar-winning 1994 film “Forrest Gump,” the pier appears in a scene after Gump takes off running “for no particular reason” and runs straight to the ocean.

The runway at Van Nuys airport
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The ‘Casablanca’ airport

- Location: Van Nuys Airport, 6590 Hayvenhurst Ave.

Van Nuys Airport, located in the San Fernando Valley, was built in the 1920s by a group of Californians who formed a corporation. From the 1930s, Van Nuys became a popular location for filming; the airport’s owners were quite welcoming to filmmakers, as it proved to be profitable for the airport. Most of the 1942 romantic drama “Casablanca” was shot at a soundstage in Burbank, but the hangar used in the scene where Capt. Strasser (Conrad Veidt) arrives was filmed at Van Nuys Airport.

Over the years, the hangar has gone through many changes, having moved to another location, and even being destroyed and then replaced. During WWII, the U.S. government used the airfield as a military installation, and in the 1950s, the California Air National Guard built new facilities; the airport didn’t actually gain its present name until 1957.

Other productions filmed at Van Nuys Airport include the 1999 John Travolta film, “The General’s Daughter” and Michael Bay’s 2001 historic drama “Pearl Harbor.”

The entrance o Pacific Design Center
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Theodore’s apartment lobby and the airplane art installation from ‘Her’

- Location: Pacific Design Center, 8687 Melrose Ave.

The Pacific Design Center opened in 1975, establishing West Hollywood as a design district. The center serves as a meeting space for creatives for screenings, lectures, special events, and yes—even as a filming location.

In the 2013 Spike Jonze film, “Her,” there is a scene where Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix) stops to marvel at an airplane installation at the Pacific Design Center, portrayed as an art plaza in the flick.

A majority of the filming for “Her” took place over the summer of 2012, with most scenes shot in LA.

The Sowden House designed by Lloyd Wright
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Ava Gardner’s house in ‘The Aviator’

- Location: John Sowden House, 5121 Franklin Ave.

The John Sowden house, designed by architect Lloyd Wright, is a 6,000-square-foot mansion situated on a busy street that runs through the heart of LA. The home encompasses Mayan and Aztec design features and commands attention due to its unique exterior and visible location. John Sowden, the original owner of the residence, was a painter and photographer and only lived at the house for a few years. He asked his friend Lloyd to design the house.

The seven-bedroom, four-bathroom mansion gained popularity in the 1940s as it’s believed to be the site of the real-life alleged murder of Elizabeth Short and other victims in the Black Dahlia case.

The home was famously used as a shooting location to depict Ava Gardner’s (played by Kate Beckinsale) home in the 2004 film, “The Aviator.” Other productions that have been filmed at the residence include the 1998 TV movie “Brave New World,” and the 2012 film “Ruby Sparks.”

The Grand Olympic Auditorium
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Multiple movies at Grand Olympic Auditorium

- Location: 1801 S. Grand Ave.

This Grand Olympic Auditorium was built in the 1920s, and throughout the 1930s and 1940s was home to some of the biggest headlining events in sports such as boxing, wrestling, and roller derby.

The indoor arena was used in the fight scenes for 1976’s “Rocky.” Several other films have used the Grand Olympic Auditorium as a shooting location, among them Martin Scorsese’s “Raging Bull” and “Million Dollar Baby.” It was also the location of Elvis Presley’s last live concert. The venue, which over the years became known as the “Madison Square Garden of the West,” is now a Korean American church called Glory Church of Jesus Christ.

Aerial view of Elysian Park
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Sarah Connor’s apocalyptic nightmare park in ‘Terminator 2: Judgment Day’

- Location: Elysian Park, 929 Academy Rd.

Elysian Park is LA’s oldest public park. It is the second largest park in the city after Griffith Park. While it is well known to Angelinos as a favorable recreation location, Elysian Park was also one of the filming locations for the 1991 movie “Terminator 2: Judgment Day.”

In the film, Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton) has a recurring nightmare about judgment day, and the scenes from the nightmare, in which atomic fallout destroys the cityscape, took place at Elysian Park.

Venice High School
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Multiple movies at Venice High School

- Location: Venice High School, 13000 Venice Blvd.

Venice High School is renowned for being used as the location for Rydell High School in the 1978 film, “Grease.” Filming for “Grease” began the summer of 1977 with opening scenes showing excited students on their first day of school walking across the campus and a shot of the Myrna Loy statue. The statue, sculpted in the 1920s, has become a landmark for Venice High.

A couple of the movie’s most well-known musical numbers were also filmed at Venice High—Rizzo’s (Stockard Channing) ballad “There Are Worse Things I Could Do,” which takes place along the school’s outside corridor, and “Summer Nights,” where the school’s bleachers and outdoor cafeteria were used. The bleachers and cafeteria locations look entirely different today due to renovations that have taken place over the years.

Other films that have used Venice High School as a filming location include crime drama “American History X,” serial slasher flick “A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master,” and “Matchstick Men,” the 2003 Nicolas Cage comedy directed by Ridley Scott.

The architecture of the Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles
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Multiple movies at The Millennium Biltmore Hotel

- Location: 506 S. Grand Ave.

When it opened in 1923, the Millennium Biltmore was called the Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel. Its ornately embellished design featuring gilded moldings and marble columns has made it a go-to filming location for several movies and TV shows.

The hotel’s location—situated minutes away from the Walt Disney Concert Hall on foot and just a quick cab ride away from Dodger Stadium—and its popularity for notable film projects also helped to establish downtown LA as a vibrant entertainment hub.

For the 1982 film, “Rocky III,” the hotel’s ballroom was transformed into a boxing ring for the scene where Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) prepares for his big fight. In the 1984 action-comedy, “Beverly Hills Cop,” Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy) is in the hotel lobby and attempts to check-in, claiming he is a reporter for Rolling Stone. Later the hotel’s exterior can be seen as Foley attempts to evade the cops trailing him by sending a room service order to their squad car. And if that isn’t enough, the famous Slimer scene from “Ghostbusters” was filmed at the Biltmore.

Most recently, in season two of the Netflix period romance series “Bridgerton,” the Queen’s Ball was filmed in the hotel’s Crystal Ballroom.

A blurred-out diner
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The ‘Reservoir Dogs’ diner

- Location: Pat & Lorraine’s Coffee Shop, 4720 Eagle Rock Blvd.

Pat & Lorraine’s Coffee Shop, a cozy diner that serves breakfast and lunch, has been open since the 1970s.

In the opening scene of Quentin Tarantino’s 1992 film, “Reservoir Dogs,” Mr. White (Harvey Keitel), Mr. Orange (Tim Roth), Mr. Brown (Tarantino), Mr. Blonde (Michael Madsen), and the rest of the heist crew engage in a discussion about tipping and the nature of the lyrics in Madonna’s “Like A Virgin.”

This diner also happens to hold a special memory for director Tarantino. It was the first film location he ever used, and he chose the diner because it was more affordable to film there—and it was located kitty-corner from the warehouse where a bulk of the film’s runtime takes place.

Griffith Park Observatory
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Griffith Observatory

- Location: 2800 E. Observatory Rd.

Since the Griffith Observatory opened in the 1930s, it has become one of LA’s most popular public locations. The Observatory and Park were inspired by Welsh-born American, Griffith J. Griffith, a former reporter and mining adviser.

The Observatory has a long history with Hollywood; its iconic status can be traced to 1955’s “Rebel Without a Cause,” where James Dean both engages in a knife fight at its rear lookout and at the film’s close returns to try to rescue a disturbed Sal Mineo from harming himself. It can also be seen in the 2003 film, “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle,” where the modern angels (Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, and Lucy Liu) find out that the villain, Madison Lee (Demi Moore), was a former angel.

In the 1991 flick “The Rocketeer,” a night scene at the observatory features a faceoff between the Rocketeer against a pack of Nazi villains. The location can also be seen as a backdrop in 2007’s “Transformers” and appeared in the 2016 film “La La Land,” starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling.

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