Production Returns to Pre-Pandemic Levels as Television Continues to Surge

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Following nearly a year and a half of reduced production activity, high on-location production levels from April through June allowed FilmLA to announce its best quarter since late 2019. A total of 9,791 Shoot Days were recorded across all categories in the second quarter of 2021. A year prior, the COVID-19 shutdown sent filming levels crashing to record lows. Last … Read More

Pandemic Era Permitting Picks Up for March

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FilmLA, partner film office for the City and County of Los Angeles and other local jurisdictions – today issued an update regarding regional filming activity. Since the resumption of on-location filming last June, FilmLA has received 6,585 film permit applications, spanning 4,421 unique projects. After the COVID-19 holiday surge and voluntarily industry production pause in December and January, application activity … Read More

FilmLA Updates Annual Sound Stage Production Report

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Introduction Every day in Los Angeles County, up to several hundred locations are used in film shoots. As the regional film office for Greater Los Angeles, FilmLA provides centralized coordination of on-location filming permits. This allows FilmLA to aggregate and publish quarterly data for on-location film production, covering categories in Television, Feature Films, Commercials, and other types of smaller productions. … Read More

FilmLA Issues Eighth Update on Pandemic-Era Permitting

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FilmLA, partner film office for the City and County of Los Angeles and other local jurisdictions – today issued an update regarding regional filming activity since the reopening of LA County to on-location filming last June. Over the last thirty-seven weeks, FilmLA has processed approximately 5,533 film permit applications spanning 3,789 unique projects. Film permit applications declined from November, 2020 … Read More

FilmLA Issues Seventh Update on Production Restart Progress

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FilmLA, partner film office for the City and County of Los Angeles and other local jurisdictions—today issued an update regarding regional filming activity since the reopening of L.A. County to on-location filming last June. Over the last twenty-nine weeks, FilmLA has processed approximately 4,213 film permit applications spanning 2,985 unique projects. Film permit applications declined steeply last month, dropping 24.9 … Read More