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

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

FilmL.A. Releases its Third Quarter On-Location Production Numbers

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On-location filming in Greater Los Angeles decreased 3.5 percent in the third quarter of 2017 vs. the third quarter of 2016, according to a FimL.A. report released today. In all, 9,455 Shoot Days (SD)* were logged during the period, including all categories tracked by  the nonprofit. Among all filming categories, on-location Feature production rose 7.6 percent yielding 1,172 SD this quarter. … Read More

FilmL.A. Pilot Production Report Gives L.A. Good Marks for TV, 2017 Pilot Production Report

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FilmL.A., the not-for-profit film office serving the Greater Los Angeles region, today announced the release of a new report prepared by its research division. FilmL.A.’s 2017 Pilot Production Report provides updated insight from the organization’s long-running study of new television projects and promising series. FilmL.A.’s official count shows that 173 broadcast, cable and digital pilots (109 Dramas, 64 Comedies) were … Read More

Cancellations and Low Pilot Yields Affect Q2 Stats; TV Comedies & TV Web see Record High, Year-to-Date

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On-location film production in Greater Los Angeles slipped 4.7 percent between April and June, 2017 to 9,466 Shoot Days (SD)*, according to an update from FilmL.A. Local on-location Feature production decreased 18.5 percent (1,067 SD) in the second quarter. “Declines in any category need to be put in context: the year-to-date comparison for the last seven years shows 2017 is second … Read More

FilmL.A. Issues Fourth Annual Feature Film Study – California in Fourth Place Among International Competitors for Feature Film Projects

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This month, FilmL.A. released a new report prepared by its research division. Employing a new sampling method, the 2016 Feature Film Study analyzes the 100 highest-performing U.S. feature films released theatrically last year, identifying where they were filmed and how much was spent to produce them. The report also examines California’s top competitors and four-year trends in feature production yield. … 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

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