LA school district nixes film permits after porn discovery

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LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles School district has reportedly suspended filming permits on its property after one of its high schools was used for a pornographic film.

According to KNBC the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) said it will prohibit commercial filming “pending an examination” of its permit policies. An investigative report by the station uncovered that one of the district’s high schools was the set of a pornographic film that included “public nudity.”

KNBC reports the school district takes in about $2 million each year from production companies looking to film on school grounds. The station reported that in 2011, producers paid the district cash to film “Revenge of the Petites” at Alexander Hamilton High School’s campus. The crew also filmed a carwash scene in the school’s parking lot, in which actors were nude.

Shannon Haber, a spokeswoman for the district, sent KNBC a statement that read:

“The district was made aware at that time that the production company failed to comply with terms of the filming agreement. We immediately notified the production company that it was banned from ever using district facilities again. We also demanded that the company remove any and all images depicting the school or its students from the film.”

The station notes that among the many other productions — which have earned the district $10 million over the past five years — was a music video for CharliXCX’s “Break the Rules.”

“Break the Rules” has garnered more than 60 million views on social media and depicts students who do drugs and skip out on class.

 

 

 

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