Filming & Special Events

Commercial Filming and Special Events

The historical buildings, brick-lined alleys and plaza at El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument provide a picturesque setting for television, motion picture and commercial filming opportunities. Learn about filming and still photography requirements and see which areas of the Monument are available for your production needs. 

Filming requirements and the fee schedule can be found here: PDF iconEP Film RatesPDF icon

In addition to filming opportunities, El Pueblo Historical Monument is a unique venue to hold special events, conferences, community meetings and receptions. If you are interested in having your next function at the Monument, please complete an PDF iconEvent Application and return it to El Pueblo Historical Monument Special Events Division at fax number (213) 485-0428.

Please contact the El Pueblo Events Department at (213) 485-8372

Non-Commercial Still Photography

El Pueblo Historical Monument defines non-commercial still photography as images taken of posed individuals, groups, couples, or families by a professional or amateur photographer. Any posed photography beyond casual snapshots within the Historical Monument is considered a non-commercial photo shoot and requires a permit. This includes photography for engagements, quinceañeras, anniversaries, weddings and baptisms.

For non-commercial still photography permit information, please call (213) 485-8372.

Student Filming

Students wishing to use El Pueblo Historical Monument for filming and/or still photography in order to fulfill an academic requirement are required to apply for a student permit. Students must be currently enrolled, be in good standing, and have a valid student ID. The student permit application can be found here: PDF iconStudent Film Permit

Submission of Applications

Once you have completed the permit application, please return it to the El Pueblo Historical Monument Events Division at one of the following: e-mail:; fax number: (213) 485-0428; or hand deliver it to 125 Paseo de la Plaza, Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90012.

Please note that all non-commercial still photography and student filming must be scheduled at least three business days in advance and are subject to the approval of the Historical Monument.

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