GLENDALE — Local schools are facing increased competition to have their campuses used for Hollywood film shoots as more districts seek ways to generate revenue, officials said.
Glendale and Burbank unified school districts have been filming destinations for years because of their proximity to the studios, and the district auditoriums, athletic fields and architecture meet a range of production needs, officials said.
But that market is getting more crowded, and Burbank Unified Supt. Stan Carrizosa said his district has taken notice.
"To the extent that we need to be paying attention to more players in the pool, we want to be competitive, we want to be assertive, and we want to market ourselves as a real good place to continue to do this," he said. "Because we have a track record, I think there's a few barriers already removed, which has to be a positive for us."
This week, production at Burroughs High School will generate about $18,000, Carrizosa said. School staff can be assigned maintenance or custodial work during rentals, but districts have their expenses covered, officials said.