California Leads Among International Competitors for US Narrative Feature Films

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California leads among the top international competitors when it comes to attracting US-based narrative feature films, according to a new study published today by FilmLA. Feature Films: A Profile of Production analyzes a sample of 291 live-action theatrical-release and 56 streaming-release films from 2018. All films are English-language titles produced by U.S.-based production companies. The study found that that while just … Read More

Fourth Quarter Filming Falls Five Percent Short

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A seasonal lift across several film production categories arrived too late to satisfy high expectations for 2019, according to new data published today by FilmLA. In several key categories – including Feature Films, TV Dramas, TV Comedies and Web-Based TV, on-location production was more robust from October through December than in any of the three quarters prior. Nonetheless, overall production … Read More

FilmLA Announces New Client Partnership with City of Gardena

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The City of Gardena has approved an agreement with FilmLA establishing the not-for-profit as the film permit coordinator for the area.  FilmLA will now accept applications for permits to film within Gardena’s city limits. The City of Gardena is located in the South Bay region of Los Angeles County. The city is known as the “Freeway City’ and is bordered … Read More

LA Loves Film Seeks Sustainable Future for Local Filmmaking

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FilmLA, the film office of Greater Los Angeles, today announced the debut of “LA Loves Film” – a new outreach and education program aimed at ensuring a sustainable future for on-location filmmaking in Greater Los Angeles.  Prompted by state and local leaders’ success in bringing dozens of new film and television projects to California, LA Loves Film will celebrate the … Read More

LA On-Location Production Falls in Third Quarter, Employment Outlook Remains Positive

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Overall on-location filming in Greater Los Angeles declined 5.2 percent from July through September, according to new data published today by FilmLA. In all, 9,226 Shoot Days (SD)* were logged during the period. And while the third quarter of 2018 saw local filming attain near-record highs, the same period this year delivered declines in on-location feature film, television and commercial … Read More