Blockbusters & Money: Film Industry Institutions of West Hollywood & the Miracle Mile

Los Angeles, CA

  • The farmer's market at The Grove. Photo: Lauren Devon.
  • Beignets from the Gumbo Pot in the farmer's market. Photo: Christine.
  • The Shavelson-Webb Library at the Writers Guild of America. Photo: WGA.
  • The Writers Guild of America stands above Fairfax and 3rd. Photo: Rick Rhoades.
  • Architectural rendering of the Museum of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
  • The theater inside the "Death Star."
  • Light bulbs on the left, LEDs on the right. Photo: LA Bureau of Street Lighting.
  • A prehistoric reimagining of Bambi on display at the La Brea Tar Pits.
  • The roof awning on the SAG Building casts a shadow that looks like a strip of film. Photo: Kamal Moo.
  • The SAG-AFTRA Building at 5757 Wilshire. Photo: Julie Grist.
  • The Banana Split cookie at Milk Jar. Photo: Kelli Shiroma.
  • The welcome entrance to Milk Jar Cookies. Photo: Tawny Alipoon.

2 hours
2.9 mi
Guided by Casey

For true cinephiles and Hollywood fans, this is an insider's take on the industry. Come get a taste of the business behind the screen. I should know - I'm a card-carrying member of the Screen Actors Guild. Along our walk, I'll take you to the two industry guilds, show you a few other hot spots for the film & TV industry, and share a little about what it is like to be an actor in this city. This is the Hollywood for cinephiles, media tycoons, and screen hopefuls.

About Your Guide
I'm a script writer, actor, dancer, aspiring adventurer, political news junkie, and Oxford comma supporter. I currently reside in Los Angeles with my awesome dog, Bailey. Raised outside of Philadelphia, molded in New York, now I practically live in my car, zipping along the smog-filled freeways of Southern California to get to auditions, acting classes, table reads and my actual day job. I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world.

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Guide Points
  1. The Grove
  2. Writers Guild of America
  3. The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures
  4. "Urban Light" at LACMA
  5. La Brea Tar Pits
  6. SAG - AFTRA
  7. Milk Jar Cookies

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