Film Production DataCurious how much filming takes place on the streets of Los Angeles and other area jurisdictions? So were we. That's why we keep an ongoing count of all of the area production coordinated by our office, as well as an annual count of television pilots produced in the greater L.A. region.
In this section you will find quarterly reports on permitted, on-location production coordinated by FilmL.A. We segment our data by regionally by filming category and, in some cases, political jurisdiction.
Featured Report: 2013 Television Pilot ProductionFilmL.A.'s ninth annual Television Pilot Production Report offers a high-level look at U.S. domestic television pilot production by production location, including project counts and production spending estimates for the preceding season and analysis of pilot production trends. It also serves as an assessment of Los Angeles' ability to compete for new television pilot productions.
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Interpreting Our ReportsAlthough film production activity can be measured in a variety of ways, our preferred unit of measure is the "permitted production day" (PPD). One PPD is defined as a single crew's permission to film a single project, at a single defined location, during any given 24-hour period.
Measurements based on PPD offer a simple but very approximate way for us to benchmark on-location production volume and its impact on area neighborhoods. For a variety of reasons, we do not recommend using PPD figures as a basis for financial projections or economic analysis.