Kevin James is talking about a certain shade of green.

“It is a bit darker than the green the Dept. of Transportation wanted, but it is still in the bright green category,” he says.

James (no, not the actor) is referring to the hue he was shown on a recent visit to Hollywood Center Studios — about the tint of paint that could spell a compromise in a long-simmering standoff between transportation officials, who want to create safely marked bike paths on city streets, and filmmakers, who worry that a color that’s too reflective will limit their ability to shoot in prime locations.

That’s the kind of issue James is now delving into as the L.A.’s new chief film liaison. Mayor Eric Garcetti named him to the post in March, to work with film czar Ken Ziffren, in what was described as the next step in the city’s effort to draw production back to the world’s film capital.

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