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

LA On-Location Production Falls in Third Quarter, Employment Outlook Remains Positive

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Overall on-location filming in Greater Los Angeles declined 5.2 percent from July through September, according to new data published today by FilmLA. In all, 9,226 Shoot Days (SD)* were logged during the period. And while the third quarter of 2018 saw local filming attain near-record highs, the same period this year delivered declines in on-location feature film, television and commercial … Read More

California Tops Again for TV in 2019, Finds FilmLA Report

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FilmLA released a new report prepared by its research division. The 2019 Television Report offers an overview of the current production landscape for U.S. based television series and new TV projects. In addition to quantifying California’s share, the report assesses some of the trends shaping series production across broadcast, cable and digital networks. “This report finally allows us to uncover … Read More

Scripted TV Still the Bright Spot in L.A. Production Picture

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Television Dramas 2nd Quarter 2019

Scripted television remains the bright spot in the L.A. production picture, according to the latest quarterly data from FilmLA.  On-location filming within that jobs-rich sector increased in the second quarter, while feature, commercial and reality TV production lost ground.  Across all tracked filming categories, on-location filming in Greater Los Angeles slipped 3.9 percent in the second quarter of 2019.  In … Read More