Herald Examiner Filming

Herald Examiner Filming This page is a celebration of one of LA’s most popular filming locations from 1989 to 2014 The Los Angeles Herald Examiner was one of the most filmed locations in Los Angeles for 25 years.

From the The Usual Suspects to It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia to Clint Eastwood, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Christopher Nolan and JJ Abrahms, these are just a few of Hollywood's familiar names to have filmed here. Prior to filming the Herald Examiner was home to one of America's most popular newspapers. The Herald Examiner was built by William Randolph Hearst and designed by famed architect Julia Morgan.

Operating as usual

Alias filmed in the lobby of the Herald for the season two episode Endgame.
06/19/2021
ALIAS: Russian Cowboy Bar

Alias filmed in the lobby of the Herald for the season two episode Endgame.

Scene from Season 2, Episode 19: End Game.#ALIAS #JenniferGarner

An old and wonderful memory of the many faces of the Herald.
01/11/2021
Visiting with Huell Howser: Herald Examiner

An old and wonderful memory of the many faces of the Herald.

Huell gets a tour of the Herald-Examiner building in Los Angeles that closed in 1989, marking the end of William Randolph Hearst’s empire in Los Angeles.

05/17/2019
Thirty (-30-) - Clip

They filmed in the Herald Examiner newsroom as far back as 1959. This same newsroom was home to Brooklyn 99, Usual Suspects, Super 8 and Spider-man 3 to name a few...

EXTRA! SEE ALL ABOUT IT! From The Front Page to All the President's Men to State of Play, movies have long found a newspaper office to be a lively source of ...

The final film FIXED that was shot at the Herald Examiner will be screening at the Newport Beach Film Festival in late A...
04/03/2017

The final film FIXED that was shot at the Herald Examiner will be screening at the Newport Beach Film Festival in late April. If you live in the area, we'd love to see you there!

Friends! We're pleased to announce that FIXED will be screening at The Newport Beach Film Festival in Orange County!

If you're in LA or the OC we'd love to see you on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 8:15 pm at The Triangle in Costa Mesa. Get your tickets: https://www.newportbeachfilmfest.com/event/fixed/.

02/02/2017
FIXED

The last film ever shot at the Herald Examiner.

We present... Our festival trailer!

Festival premiere March 4th at the 2017 Cinequest Film & VR Festival in San Jose, CA! Tix: http://bit.ly/2k8szO1

Starring Andy Comeau (Huff), Courtney Henggeler (The Big Bang Theory), Nelson Franklin (Veep), Leonard Roberts (Heroes) and Alan Ruck (Ferris Bueller's Day Off).

“Allan is a father of three whose s*x life takes another hit when his wife can no longer take the pill and he soon finds himself with an appointment for a vasectomy and an epic midlife crisis.”

Directed by Alonso Mayo. Written by Alonso Mayo & Bryan Erwin. Produced by Nina Leidersdorff & Bryan Erwin. Cinematography by Tommy Upshaw. Music by Mateo Messina. Production Design by Kalie Acheson. Costume Design by Suzanne S J Barnes. Casting by Kevin Mockrin & Karina Walters.

92min, Comedy, 2017 – USA. http://fixedcomedy.com

and so begins the second to last day of filming ever at the Herald Examiner.
07/19/2015

and so begins the second to last day of filming ever at the Herald Examiner.

Mobile Uploads
07/01/2015

Mobile Uploads

Thanks to our latest guest Kevin Smith.
01/07/2015

Thanks to our latest guest Kevin Smith.

12/25/2014
Missy Elliott - I'm Really Hot

This music video was filmed in the old press room and breezeway. It features Turbo from Breakin 2: Electric Bugaloo. Come on now!

I'm Really Hot (from the album "This Is Not A Test" 2004)

12/25/2014
Tetris Ultimate - Launch Trailer

We built an office set right above the lobby. Here it is in action as part of the classic Tetris game.

The 3DS version comes out this week, with other editions arriving shortly.

Inside Downtown's Chameleon-Like Herald-Examiner Building
12/04/2014
Inside Downtown's Chameleon-Like Herald-Examiner Building

Inside Downtown's Chameleon-Like Herald-Examiner Building

While waiting for a long-promised rehab that, like many projects, hit a wall when the economy took a dump, Downtown's handsome and historic Herald-Examiner building has found a vibrant...

11/23/2014
Alice In Chains - Again

Filmed in the old pressroom

Music video by Alice In Chains performing Again. (C) 1996 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

11/23/2014
98º - The Way You Want Me To

Cheesy stuff in the old pressroom.

Music video by 98º performing The Way You Want Me To. (C) 2000 Universal Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

07/10/2014
Sia Performs 'Chandelier'

Pieces of the Herald appear on Ellen

Her music video has captivated audiences worldwide. Sia was here to recreate her stunning video, complete with the astounding performance by 11-year-old Maddie!

07/10/2014
Jimmy Kimmel & Guillermo Learn Sia's "Chandelier" Dance

Sia filmed this music video at the Herald. Kimmel does a parody. Once again the Herald is reproduced elsewhere

The star of Sia's "Chandelier" music video is a young girl named Maddie Ziegler who is a phenomenal dancer. Jimmy saw the video and decided that he and Guill...

Filmed at the Herald Examiner.  Police Bullpen.
07/01/2014
G.R.L - 'Ugly Heart' [Music Video]

Filmed at the Herald Examiner. Police Bullpen.

A round of applause for G.R.L, please! Very nice music video! The girl band – whom we interviewed not so long ago – have just premiered on VEVO the official music video for their new single…

The Herald Examiner's success is profiled in The Hollywood Reporter
06/30/2014

The Herald Examiner's success is profiled in The Hollywood Reporter

Harold Lloyd riding a stagecoach down Broadway in front of the Herald Examiner
06/29/2014

Harold Lloyd riding a stagecoach down Broadway in front of the Herald Examiner

Harold Lloyd riding a stagecoach down Broadway in front of the Herald Examiner

For the first two seasons the Herald Examiner was called home to It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia
06/29/2014
'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia': A low-budget hit

For the first two seasons the Herald Examiner was called home to It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia

Most popular prime-time shows aren't run by a producer and star who has to finish shooting by 6 p.m. to rush to a night job waiting tables. Then again, most shows aren't like "It's Always Sunny in...

A cool piece of film history.  They shot many of the scenes from the movie Wonderland at the The Herald Examiner in the ...
06/29/2014

A cool piece of film history. They shot many of the scenes from the movie Wonderland at the The Herald Examiner in the early 2000's.

Wonderland was shot at the Herald Examiner.  They accidentally set the building on fire.  It was quite a day.
06/29/2014
Ties that forever bind

Wonderland was shot at the Herald Examiner. They accidentally set the building on fire. It was quite a day.

The scene playing out before cameras at the front picket gate of a Craftsman-style house in the Altadena foothills sounds like a familiar one: A put-upon wife says adios to her no-good husband, she...

Wonderland was shot at the Herald.  I was the one opening the gate...Ha Ha
06/29/2014
He's the new 'it' guy

Wonderland was shot at the Herald. I was the one opening the gate...Ha Ha

It seems the set of "Wonderland" was haunted. Franky G., who plays a rookie detective in writer-director James Cox's profile of the hard fall of adult-movie star John Holmes later this year, grows...

Classic Photos of Herald Examiner
06/29/2014

Classic Photos of Herald Examiner

An interesting tidbit about the history of the Herald Examiner
06/28/2014
Herald-Examiner - Vintage Powder Room

An interesting tidbit about the history of the Herald Examiner

Los Angeles has always had more than its share of creative felons, so it stands to reason that it would take an equally creative, gutsy, and dedicated reporter to cover them. One of the most revered reporters who ever worked in Los Angeles was Agness “Aggie” Underwood.

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The Los Angeles Herald Examiner was one of the most filmed locations in Los Angeles for 25 years. The Usual Suspects, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Clint Eastwood, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Christopher Nolan and JJ Abrahms are just a few of Hollywood's greatest to have filmed here. Prior to filming the Herald Examiner was home to one of America's most popular newspapers. The Herald Examiner was built by William Randolph Hearst and designed by famed architect Julia Morgan. It is still owned by the Hearst family to this day.

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