Nestled in the Hollywood Hills, Echo Park’s relationship with the moviemaking world stretches back to the first incarnation of the now iconic LA film industry. Featured in Brian De Palma’s The Black Dahlia, Echo Park was home to some of the first studios, including that of slapstick director-producer Mack Sennett. Over the years, the neighborhood has served as the backdrop for such famous flicks as Chinatown and L.A. Confidential, capturing the gritty side of the City of Angels that is easily forgotten amid all the glamour. Echo Park has been home to every ethnic group from Filipinos to Ukrainians, and the now primarily Latino neighborhood is celebrated in the Sundance smash hit, Quinceañera, by local moviemakers Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland.

Echo Park also makes an appearance in:
The Fast and the Furious (2001)
Training Day (2001)
I Am Sam (2001)
Dead Again (1991)