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Is Echo Park the new Hollywood?

October 1, 2008 |  2:22 pm

Echo_park_hollywood_style_2_2 What's your favorite Echo Park movie? There was the well-received indie "Quinceanera" and then the cool disaster movie "Right at Your Door." The neighborhood has long been a favorite location for Hollywood -- but now, there's a push for even more filming. According to City News Service:

Echo Park could be designated as a film district, which would provide residents and business owners with more information about production in the neighborhood, under a City Council motion introduced today.

Establishing the Echo Park Film District would create a number of guidelines, including providing residents with information at least two days in advance of filming, restricting production vehicles from blocking public transit stops and limiting placement of portable restrooms.

“With its charming lake, historic homes and the famed Elysian Park, the Echo Park neighborhood has become an oft-used location for filming,” said City Council President Eric Garcetti.

--Shelby Grad

On You Tube, someone has produced a short film on the opening of Michael Connelly's mystery "Echo Park."