FilmLA Issues Update to Ongoing Sound Stage Study

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FilmLA, partner film office for the City and County of Los Angeles and other local jurisdictions – today updated its ongoing study of filming taking place on L.A. area certified sound stages. FilmLA’s latest Sound Stage Production Report aggregates data supplied by an expanded list of studio partners to quantify occupancy, film use, and non-film use of 246 certified sound … Read More

COVID-19 Shutdown Sends Production Levels Lower

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On-location filming in Greater Los Angeles is down more than 18 percent so far in 2020 and continues to fall, according to a report released today by FilmLA. Among other documented impacts to business in the wake of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic, declines in a key measure of entertainment industry output highlight the economic challenges facing LA’s signature industry. … Read More

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