Since we started our live/work space in Downtown LA in 2010 (and ultimately failed on the “live” part after seven years, in a much-publicized story of our death and eventual rebirth), through multiple events from five people to 85,000 people, and beyond the nationwide implications of the Ghost Ship Fire tragedy in Oakland (and its subsequent stigma toward the DIY art scene), we have picked up a ton of experience on how to properly permit events. Through this journey, we’ve made connections at Los Angeles’ Building & Safety, Police, and Fire Departments, Alcoholic Beverage Control, and various Council Districts. We’ve also served on a board of advisors for the last two years that is working with the City to renovate the special event permitting laws for immersive experiences and other types of entertainment.

Beginning in 2013, we started consulting other people’s productions (O.P.P.), and can be hired to acquire alcohol permits, advise or manage various production elements, or make introductions for sponsors, security, and other elements of your event. Follow our newsletter below for updates on how we’re aiming to change LA’s event compliance landscape, and contact us at if you need a hand with any of this.