Twenty-two Academy Award Nominations go to L.A. Based Films!

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In January, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for the 2017 Academy Awards. Los Angeles based projects received 22 total nominations!   Leading in Oscar nominations was La La Land with a record 14 nominations including Best Picture, Best Director -Damien Chazelle, and Best Original Screenplay. The nominations for Best Lead Actor and Actress went to … Read More

L.A. Region Celebrates Most Wins at 74th Golden Globe Awards

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Los Angeles based projects fared well at the 74th annual Golden Globe awards this year.  Local film and television productions were nominated in 35 categories this year including Best Motion Picture, Best Limited Series and Best Animated Feature. In all, local productions walked away with thirteen statuettes. Regional winners in film were, La La Land which won the most awards … Read More

Feature Production Rebounds in L.A. as Local Filming Sets New Records

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On-location filming in Greater Los Angeles increased 5.1 percent between October and December of last year, according to a report released today by FilmL.A. The increase helped make 2016 the busiest year in recent memory, as annual filming increased 6.2 percent over 2015, to 39,605 Shoot Days (SD)*. FilmL.A. is a not-for profit organization that serves as the official film … Read More

2017 Golden Globe Nominations – L.A. Region Nominees

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Earlier this month, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the nominees for the 2017 Golden Globes.  And in all, Los Angeles based projects received 35 total nominations! Leading in Golden Globes nominations was LaLa Land with seven nominations including Best Motion Picture.  The nomination for Best Performance by and Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy went to … Read More

2016 Critics’ Choice Awards – Los Angeles Region Winners

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Earlier this month, The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) announced the winners of the 22nd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards in Santa Monica, CA. Los Angeles based feature film La La Land, which received the most nominations film of the evening, took home eight awards, the most of the night, including Best Picture, Best Director … Read More

Local Projects and Professionals Shine at 22nd Annual COLA Awards

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The California On Location Awards (COLAs) is the premiere awards program saluting location professionals for demonstrating professional excellence while working on location in the State of California. Hosted by the Film Liaisons in California, Statewide (FLICS), COLA salutes Location Managers, Locations Teams, as well as City, County, State and Federal public employees for their efforts to assist filmmakers working in … Read More

Greater Los Angeles Region Recognizes 12 Local Emmy Award Wins

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In September, L.A.’s entertainment community paused to celebrate its most outstanding television projects with the 68th annual Emmy Awards.  L.A. based film and television productions were nominated in top categories including Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.  By the end … Read More

Record Filming Levels Reflect Dynamic Content Mix in L.A.

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FilmL.A. Research issued a new report this week, revealing that on-location filming in Greater Los Angeles increased 3.0 percent last quarter to a record-setting 9,795 Shoot Days (SD)*. From July through September, an increase in Television production (up 2.7 percent to 4,423 SD) offset modest declines in on-location Feature (down 5 percent to 1,089 SD) and Commercials (down 2.6 percent … Read More

Spotlighting Industry Trends – FilmL.A.’s 2016 Pilot Production Study

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Earlier this month, FilmL.A. released its annual Pilot Production Report, which tracks where television pilots are produced each year.  FilmL.A.’s official count shows that 201 broadcast, cable and digital pilots (123 Dramas, 78 Comedies) were produced during the 2015-16 development cycle, just one less than the prior year. Out of those 201 pilots, a total of 79 projects (25 Dramas, … Read More

68th Annual Emmy® Award Nominations Revealed!

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In July, the Television Academy announced the nominations for the 68th annual Emmy® Awards.  The announcement was made during a live broadcast at the Academy’s nominations breakfast. Local television projects received a number of nominations which marked milestones for the region.  The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story received 22 total nominations, making the mini-series this year’s second largest nomination … Read More