FilmL.A. Issues Fifth Annual Feature Film Study

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FilmL.A. has released a new report prepared by its research division. The 2017 Feature Film Study analyzes the 100 highest-performing U.S. feature films released theatrically last year, identifying where these films were made and how much was spent to produce them. The report also examines five-year trends in feature production including physical production, postproduction and animation. Total production spending for 2017’s top … Read More

On-Location Feature Production Rises for Second Consecutive Quarter

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On-location filming in Greater Los Angeles slid 5.2 percent in the second quarter of 2018, according to a FilmL.A. report released today. In all, 8,978 Shoot Days (SD)* were logged during the period, including all filming categories tracked by the nonprofit. On-location Feature production is up for a second consecutive quarter. “We are grateful for the continued positive impact of … Read More

On Location Feature Production Rises in First Quarter of 2018

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On-location filming in Greater Los Angeles increased 2.4 percent in the first quarter of 2018, according to a FilmL.A. report released today. In all, 9,724 Shoot Days (SD)* were logged during the period, including all categories tracked by the nonprofit. On-location Feature production experienced its first double digit bump since 2015 (4th quarter), up 11.7 percent to 814 SD. “It … Read More

Los Angeles Area Projects Win 93 Statuettes this Awards Season

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As the 2018 Awards Season winds down, FilmL.A. is here to remind our readers of how well L.A. area productions fared for the season. This year marks FilmL.A.’s fourth year of regional awards tracking and reporting. It is always thrilling to see local talent rewarded for the outstanding work they do, and this season offered numerous wins to celebrate. For … Read More

FilmL.A. Celebrates 26 Years of the Pan African Film & Arts Festival

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In February, FilmL.A. partnered with the Pan African Film & Arts Festival (PAFF-LA). 2018 marked the festival’s 26th year and FilmL.A.’s fifth year as a co-sponsor. PAFF-LA is the largest Black History Month event in the country and America’s largest and most prestigious celebration of black film, arts and culture. Annually, PAFF-LA showcases more than 150 quality new films and features artwork from over … Read More

FX’s “American Crime Story: Versace” Donates to Habitat ReStores

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When film & television shows wrap, they leave behind set pieces that still have a lot of life left in them. Most production houses, including Fox Studios, have teams dedicated to set recycling and industry sustainability and these teams went to work trying to find a home for the set pieces, furniture and decorations from the recently wrapped American Crime Story: Versace. … Read More

Industry’s 90th Oscars Ceremony Highlights L.A. Region’s Brightest Projects

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The glitz and glamour of last evening’s Academy Awards was befitting for the show’s 90 year history! As Hollywood transformed for the Academy Awards on March 4, L.A.-based films were nominated for 17 awards, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Animated Feature. In all, projects made in the Greater Los Angeles Region were honored with seven statuettes. The Oscar for … Read More

On-Location Filming Stats Reveal 2017 as L.A.’s Second Strongest Year on Record

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On-location filming in the Greater Los Angeles region achieved its second best year on record in 2017, according to data released today by FilmL.A.  Last year on-location filming decreased 3.4 percent (from 39,627 Shoot Days to 38,284 Shoot Days) for a second-place annual finish compared to 2016.  Meanwhile, according to new data, L.A. area sound stage occupancy remains above 92 … Read More

FilmL.A. Sound Stage Production Report Offers Pioneering Insight Into L.A. Area Film Production

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FilmL.A. – official film office for the City and County of Los Angeles and 23 other jurisdictions – today released the first in a series of planned bi-annual Sound Stage Production Reports highlighting filming taking place on L.A. area certified sound stages. The complete report can be accessed here (upon registration): www.filmla.com/soundstage-study The pioneering report aggregates data supplied by a … Read More