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
Casey Moeckel


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

    Welcome to LA's premiere outdoor shopping mall. This super popular shopping destination is frequented by celebrities, local Angelenos, and …

  2. Writers Guild of America

    The Writers Guild of America is a labor union for film, TV, radio, video games and new media writers. Around 20,000 members use the resourc…

  3. The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

    This is the future site of the Museum of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. It is designed by famed architect Renzo Piano to …

  4. "Urban Light" at LACMA

    This set of 202 restored antique cast iron street lamps is one of Los Angeles' newest icons. _Urban Light_ includes 17 styles of street lam…

  5. La Brea Tar Pits

    This is more of an optional stop-by rather than a film industry institution, but it is super cool nonetheless. Walk around the Bea Gerald C…

  6. SAG - AFTRA

    Welcome to the headquarters of the Screen Actors Guild - American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (or "SAG - AFTRA" for short).

  7. Milk Jar Cookies

    Okay, so you've probably had a cinnamon sugar cookie. You may have had a mint chocolate cookie. But there is no way you have tried a banana…

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