93 Days and $20.2 Million: The Economic Impact of One Film

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From September to November 2009, one major motion picture filmed in Los Angeles and spent $20,210,176.  For confidentiality reasons, the name of the film has been withheld.  The following is a detailed breakdown of how that money was spent:

Hotel room days: 213

$66,061

Car rental days: 655

$45,070

Catering, bakery goods & other food items

$751,790

Hardware & lumber supplies

$716,678

Secretarial personnel, equipment (Xerox, phones etc)

$243,560

Local wardrobe purchased

$1,374,397

Dry cleaning

$66,046

Gasoline

$264,234

Location fees public

$69,500

Location fees private

$1,566,405

City, county and other governmental permit fees

$273,885

Off-duty personnel (police, fire etc)

$135,749

Local extras hired

$324,148

Local security hired

$327,917

Per Diem payments

$21,049

Local hires (carpenters, electricians etc.)

$5,848,083

Other rentals

$3,869,422

Other purchases:

$4,246,182

GRAND TOTAL SPENT:

$20,210,176

Days on location:

Prep/construction: 90; Shoot: 47; Wrap/strike:40

Overall shoot days at all locations for project: 93

Number of Local Hires:

Cast:43; Crew: 924; Extras (in man/days): 988

Clearly, the economic impact of just a portion of the spending for one major film has a massive impact that ripples throughout the California economy.  The next time you see a shoot taking place in your community, please try and remember how much Film Works for California.

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