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(a) Use Contracts. All film companies seeking to engage in film productions shall enter into use contracts with the Executive Director.
(b) Insurance and Indemnification. As a condition of engaging in film productions, concurrently with entering into a use contract with the City for the utilization of City property or employees, film companies shall file with the Executive Director documentation of insurance and indemnification holding the City and County harmless from any liability. The amounts of such insurance and indemnification, and the suitability of the insuring entity, shall be determined by the City's Risk Manager in coordination with the Executive Director and other City departments.
(c) Notification of Filming Activities. If a film company filming under a use contract with the City for the use of City property or employees anticipates that its film production activities will cause a parking or traffic obstruction lasting for four consecutive hours or more, the film company shall, when feasible, at least 72 hours prior to the start of those production activities anticipated to cause a parking or traffic obstruction, provide notice as specified herein to affected residents and businesses of the anticipated parking or traffic obstruction. The 72 hour notice requirement under this subsection (c) shall not apply where prior notice is infeasible due to circumstances beyond the film production company's control or due to other unpredictable circumstances that interfere with the scheduled film production activities as specified in the Film Commission's Notification Guidelines referenced in subsection (d).
(1) The notice shall include the name of the film company; the date(s) and times of filming; a general description of the production activities and the anticipated parking or traffic obstruction they will cause; a local contact number for the film company; and contact information for the Film Commission and the Police Department.
(2) The film company may provide the notice through signs, leaflets, telephone calls, door-to-door canvassing, U.S. mail, and/or through the internet or other digital media, provided that any such notice shall be reasonably calculated to inform the affected residents and businesses of the anticipated parking or traffic obstruction.
(3) "Affected residents and businesses" to which the film company shall provide notice are those residents and businesses within 150 feet of the location of the anticipated parking or traffic obstruction.
(4) A "parking or traffic obstruction" triggering the notice requirement is a street closure; a significant delay in the flow of traffic; or any truck or other vehicle, including a trailer, or combination of trucks or other vehicles, occupying more than 3 parking spaces.
The film company may coordinate its notification efforts with those of the Executive Director or the Director's designee, if any. The notice required under this subsection (c) shall be in addition to any notice and signage requirements for film productions provided under City law, including Section 3.4 of the Transportation Code.
(d) Film Commission Notification Guidelines; Report. The Film Commission shall establish film production notification guidelines ("Notification Guidelines") within 30 days of the effective date of this ordinance or as soon thereafter as possible at a regular meeting of the Commission, and may amend such Notification Guidelines from time to time. The Notification Guidelines shall specify the types of unpredictable circumstances encountered at times by film production companies that would reasonably interfere with scheduled film production activities and render the notice under subsection (c) infeasible. The Executive Director of the Film Commission shall submit a copy of the Notification Guidelines to the Board of Supervisors on or before November 28, 2014.
(Added by Ord. 464-88, App. 10/12/88; amended by Ord. 425-89, App. 11/21/89; Ord. 358-91, App. 10/2/91; Ord. 331-00, File No. 001967, App. 12/28/2000; Ord. 211-14 , File No. 140854, App. 10/15/2014, Eff. 11/14/2014)