68th Annual Emmy® Award Nominations Revealed!

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In July, the Television Academy announced the nominations for the 68th annual Emmy® Awards.  The announcement was made during a live broadcast at the Academy’s nominations breakfast. Local television projects received a number of nominations which marked milestones for the region.  The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story received 22 total nominations, making the mini-series this year’s second largest nomination … Read More

Feature Film Production on the Increase in Los Angeles

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On-location filming in Greater Los Angeles increased 5.8 percent between April and June, 2016 to 9,937 Shoot Days (SD)*, according to an update from FilmL.A. Continuing growth in the Feature Films category, attributable to the California Film & Television Tax Credit Program, helped keep local film crews working. Local on-location Feature production increased 9.7 percent (to 1,309 SD) in the … Read More

2015 Feature Film Production Study

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FilmL.A., the not-for-profit film office serving the Greater Los Angeles region, today announced the release of a new report prepared by its research division. The 2015 Feature Film Production Study analyzes a sample of 109 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 … Read More

2016 Daytime Emmy Awards

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Dozens of stars gathered at the Westin Bonaventure for the 2016 Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony earlier this month. The 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards recognized outstanding achievement in all fields of daytime television production. Los Angeles daytime production fared very well this year; area shows and locally-based talent received 13 out of 20 awards for which they were eligible! The … Read More

FilmL.A. Honored as Outstanding Film Commission at LMGI Awards

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On April 23, the locations community gathered at the Alex Theatre in Glendale for the third annual Location Managers Guild International Awards.  Awards were bestowed in six categories including Outstanding Locations in a Period Film, Outstanding Locations in a Contemporary Film, Outstanding Locations in a Period Television Series, Outstanding Locations in a Contemporary Television Series, Outstanding Locations in a Commercial. … Read More

On-location Filming in Greater Los Angeles Increases 11.4 Percent

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On-location filming is growing in Greater Los Angeles, having increased 11.4 percent (as measured in total Shoot Days, or SD) in the first quarter of 2016 over the same period the prior year. Local on-location Feature production increased 23.7 percent (to 1,145 SD) in the first quarter, thanks to a significant assist from California’s Film & Television Tax Credit Program. … Read More

2016 Awards Season Yields 28 Industry Accolades for L.A. Area Projects

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As the glitz and glamour of the 2016 Awards Season begins to dim, FilmL.A. is here to provide the results for L.A. region productions that were nominated for awards during the season. 2016 marks FilmL.A.’s second year of regional awards tracking and reporting. It is always thrilling to see local talent rewarded for the outstanding work they do from project … Read More

FilmL.A. Research Releases 2015 Production Retrospective

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On-location filming in Greater Los Angeles increased 1.3 percent in in 2015 to 37,289 Shoot Days (SD)*, thanks to a rise in scripted television production and the aid of the California Film & Television Tax Credit 2.0. That was the key takeaway from FilmL.A. Research’s latest report, “2015 Production Retrospective,” released last month.  The comprehensive, 19-page report is available for … Read More

FilmL.A. Releases Third Quarter Production Update

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The third quarter of 2015 set a new record for on-location Television production in Los Angeles, according to a recent FilmL.A. report. The 4,308 Shoot Days (SD) tallied last quarter in the Television category made it the strongest quarter on record for the category in five years.  Within the Television category, on-location TV Drama production rose 23.9 percent (to 1,187 … Read More

Los Angeles Filming Levels Leap for Location-Based Scripted TV

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On-location film production in Greater Los Angeles increased 3.8 percent in the third quarter of 2015 to 9,510 Shoot Days (SD)*, according to numbers released today by FilmL.A. The bump was due primarily to a 54.5 percent quarterly increase in L.A. area scripted television production. The not-for-profit organization FilmL.A. serves as the official film office of the City of Los … Read More