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(A) The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to filming activities of a noncommercial nature or personal use, such as a family video or photography taken at a wedding or other entertainment venue, moving pictures of competitive athletic events, a parade, or other similar events of a public nature; nor does it apply to or affect reporters, photographers or camera operators in the employ of a newspaper, news service, public access and local origination programs for cable television systems franchised within the City, or similar entity engaged in covering newsworthy events. It also does not apply to filming activities conducted at a studio.
(B) Non-profit filming activities and student films (motion pictures, television programs, digital media or still photography made for the purpose of a school project) must obtain a permit and reimburse the city for the reasonable cost of personnel and equipment, but may seek exemption from film permit fees by providing a letter from a school or proof of non-profit status.
(‘86 Code, § 5.41.070) (Ord. 3759, passed - - ; Am. Ord. 4664, passed 10-13-14)