The gusty winds that raked the Southland created headaches for studios and filmmakers but didn’t appear to have left any major damage.
Parts of the Paramount lot on Melrose Avenue and CBS Studio Center were without power Thursday morning but the lots remained open. Reps for Disney, Warner Bros., Fox, Sony and Universal reported Thursday that their facilities were operating as usual.
The City of LA Park Film Office was forced to close due to a power outage from high winds and being short-staffed because they have to survey property for damage, according to FilmL.A.’s Todd Lindgren.
“This means no requests for filming approvals that use Park property will be approved today,” Lindgren added.
In Santa Clarita, where winds over 90 miles per hour were registered during the night, no damage was reported and a quartet of series — “Justified,” “Franklin and Bash,” “Make It or Break It,” “Switched at Birth” — were filming on Thursday morning.
“We knew as of Monday that these winds were coming so everyone took precautions,” said spokesman Mike Delorenzo. “That meant making sure that things were tied down securely.”
More high winds are expected tonight. “We’ve got our fingers crossed that we’ll get through those in one piece,” Delorenzo said.