'Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution' Filming Permit Denied By Los Angeles School District
The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has denied a request by Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution to film at an area high school. The nutrition show, winner of the 2010 reality series Emmy, had already shot segments at West Adams Preparatory High School but was informed that it could not move to a new campus without superintendent Ramon Cortines' personal approval.
LAUSD's ban applies to all reality series, not just Oliver's.
A spokesman for FilmLA Inc, the nonprofit group that handles film permits for the LAUSD, told the Los Angeles Times, "The district decided that having unscripted reality shoots while classes were still in session was probably not the best idea. Reality programming is unpredictable, and the district decided that it was better to restrict that kind of programming."