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License to Operate at Johns Hopkins University

For everyone excited about License to Operate airing on Viceland, please note that we received word that the network has a scheduling conflict and has postponed the original air date. We will update you as soon as we receive a new premiere date. Thanks so much for your ongoing support with this exciting announcement!

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From film festivals to iTunes, you can now catch License to Operate on the Emmy-nominated VICELAND, this Friday at 10 pm. Check your local listings for more info.

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We made License to Operate to help amplify the work these gang interventionists are doing. Campaign US explored the film's origins through a conversation with Producer Michael Wallen. Click below to read more.

"License to Operate" follows former gang members working to rebuild their communities. From Campaign US

"But most compelling about the film is that it never feels exploitative, urgent or treacly."

Adweek published an incredible article about License to Operate today that dives into the true meaning and purpose behind LA's gang intervention movement. Read the full story now:

If the biggest extracurricular activity your agency has had time for lately is the yearly holiday card, prepare to have the bar hoisted higher than your T-rex arms can reach. Los Angeles creative agency Omelet has released its first full-length documentary, a project that took three years to complet...

Set on the streets of LA’s most dangerous neighborhoods, “License to Operate” tells the uplifting story of enemies turned allies as former rival gang members forge an unprecedented alliance to make a change in communities still ravaged by violence. Download it now on

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We're proud to have LTO featured in Digiday. Click here to read more:

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License to Operate is a #documentary that tells the unprecedented story of ex-gang members in #LA who are working in coordination with local law enforcement to help rebuild the communities they once destroyed. The inspiring story of unlikely alliances and unprecedented collaboration is now available for download on iTunes:

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We made License to Operate because we all believe in the same goal: a better future for everyone no matter what your neighborhood, background, or socioeconomic position.

Omelet CEO Don Kurz touched on that and more during the latest screening at Johns Hopkins University

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Premiering in NYC for the first time ever, catch License to Operate at the African Diaspora International Film Festival on Dec. 13! Here's more info:

Across the country, there is a growing distrust between members of the community and those who are meant to protect it. In Los Angeles, a group of former gang members have joined forces with community leaders and law enforcement on a mission to break the cycle of violence that they were once a part…

We're honored by the recognition that License to Operate received as the Best Feature Doc at last weekend's Highland Park International Film Festival! Thanks to everyone who came out to support.

Are you in the LA area? Join us on Saturday, Oct. 10 for a screening of License to Operate at the Highland Park Independent Film Festival - HPIFF! Tickets available here:

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Hey, thanks LAist for including License to Operate in your list of the week's 20 best events!

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Are you in the LA area? Join us in Downtown LA's Grand Park on Thursday, Aug. 13 for the local premiere of License to Operate. RSVP here:

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We're humbled and honored to be receiving such great feedback. Huge thanks to West Seattle Herald for today's beautiful review.

The West Seattle Herald was invited to the May 28 SIFF premiere of the new documentary “License to Operate”, a film executive produced by Seattle Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carrol. The film follows the lives of those involved with Los Angeles’s License to Operate (LTOs) and A Better L.A.

"LTO is the kind of raw straightforward story that needs to be told. A story that not only needs to be told for people to be aware, it’s a story for people to have hope."

Thank you for the incredible review. Read the full review below!

Every so often there is a film that comes out at the perfect time. With the nationwide protest and ballooning mistrust between communities and the people sworn to serve and protect them, License to...

We were beyond honored to work with the legendary Pete Carroll on License to Operate. If you're in the Seattle area, join us for the worldwide premiere at the Seattle International Film Festival on May 26 at 8 pm:

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