L.A. On-Location Filming Levels Recover 9.5 Percent

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L.A. area on-location filming increased 9.5 percent in the third quarter compared to the same period last year (11,792 permitted production days — or PPD — in 2013 vs. 10,773 PPD in 2012), according to a report released earlier this month by FilmL.A. Growth in the Features production category (up 19.5 percent to 1,959 PPD) and the Commercials category (up … Read More

On-Location Production in Los Angeles Increases in Second Quarter

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L.A. area on-location filming increased 8.6 percent in the second quarter compared to the same period last year (12,173 PPD in 2013 vs. 11,209 PPD in 2012), according to a report released earlier this month by FilmL.A. However, a new 5-year historical analysis revealed consistent under-performance in key Television subcategories.  While on-location television production is driving significant year-over-year gains, historical … Read More

First Quarter of 2013 Gifts L.A. with Film & TV Production Rebound

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FilmL.A. — the not-for-profit community benefit organization that coordinates permits for filmed entertainment shot on-location in the City of Los Angeles, unincorporated parts of Los Angeles County and other local jurisdictions — today announced that overall on-location production jumped 17.6 percent in the first quarter compared to the same period in 2012 (13,361 PPD in 2013 vs. 11,360 PPD in … Read More

TV Drama Production Plummets While Commercials Climb in L.A.

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On-location filming across all categories increased 1.7 percent in 2012 (46,254 permitted production days [PPD] in 2012 vs. 45,484 PPD in 2011), according to a report FilmL.A. released earlier this month. Compared to the same period a year ago, the year saw an increase in on-location feature film production and a drastic decrease in the local production of television dramas. … Read More