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

L.A. Region Projects Earn 71 Industry Awards: FilmL.A.’s 2017 Season Recap

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As the 2017 Awards Season begins to winds down, FilmL.A. is here to remind our readers of how well L.A. area productions fared for the season. This year marks FilmL.A.’s third year of regional awards tracking and reporting. It is always thrilling to see local talent rewarded for the outstanding work they do, and this season offered numerous wins to … Read More

“La La Land” the 11th Film to Win Six Oscars – Most in Show

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Hollywood was aglow for the 89th Academy Awards on February 26. L.A.-based films were nominated for 20 awards, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Animated Feature. In all, projects made in the Greater Los Angeles Region were honored with seven statuettes. The Oscar for Best Animated Feature went to Zootopia. In acceptance, the filmmakers expressed an interest in creating … Read More

California Receives 60% of Super Bowl LI Commercial Production

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Last year, the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP), with help from FilmL.A. Research, began a thorough analysis of Super Bowl commercial production to determine how much of the production work for these projects happens in the Greater Los Angeles Region. The results of the year-long study were presented in a Los Angeles Times story in February, which highlighted, among … Read More

Twenty-two Academy Award Nominations go to L.A. Based Films!

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In January, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for the 2017 Academy Awards. Los Angeles based projects received 22 total nominations!   Leading in Oscar nominations was La La Land with a record 14 nominations including Best Picture, Best Director -Damien Chazelle, and Best Original Screenplay. The nominations for Best Lead Actor and Actress went to … Read More

L.A. Region Celebrates Most Wins at 74th Golden Globe Awards

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Los Angeles based projects fared well at the 74th annual Golden Globe awards this year.  Local film and television productions were nominated in 35 categories this year including Best Motion Picture, Best Limited Series and Best Animated Feature. In all, local productions walked away with thirteen statuettes. Regional winners in film were, La La Land which won the most awards … 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

2017 Golden Globe Nominations – L.A. Region Nominees

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Earlier this month, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the nominees for the 2017 Golden Globes.  And in all, Los Angeles based projects received 35 total nominations! Leading in Golden Globes nominations was LaLa Land with seven nominations including Best Motion Picture.  The nomination for Best Performance by and Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy went to … Read More

2016 Critics’ Choice Awards – Los Angeles Region Winners

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Earlier this month, The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) announced the winners of the 22nd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards in Santa Monica, CA. Los Angeles based feature film La La Land, which received the most nominations film of the evening, took home eight awards, the most of the night, including Best Picture, Best Director … Read More