FilmLA is pleased to announce the addition of three new sound stage operators to its multi-year research partnership focused on sound stage and backlot-based production. The recent addition of LA North Studios (Santa Clarita/Valencia), Television City (Los Angeles, Fairfax District) and Radford Studio Center (Los Angeles, Studio City) to FilmLA's list of partners will considerably enhance its sought-after reporting on area sound stage use.
FilmLA's ongoing study of sound stage and backlot-based production is updated once per calendar year, using proprietary data collected and reported by partner studios in the previous year. Data points tracked by FilmLA include stage count, square footage, and occupancy, as well as sound stage and backlot utilization in the form of project counts and quarterly and annual Shoot Days.
Project and Shoot Day counts are further broken down by project type, and in the case of television series, by show distribution platform (broadcast, cable or streaming). Previously published reports are available in the Research section of the FilmLA website, along with analyses of on-location filming.
When FilmLA's 2021 Sound Stage Production Report is released later in 2022, it will include occupancy and utilization data from a total of 16 studio operators, who together control 26 different facilities.
FilmLA's three newest operators control five (soon to be seven) facilities, currently comprising 38 certified stages, totaling 673,277 square feet of leasable space and growing.
Adding these seven facilities to FilmLA's master list, soon FilmLA's research sample will encompass 301 stages, representing nearly 84 percent of total capacity in LA's certified sound stage market.
"LA has the best crews and vendors in the the world. We wanted to provide an efficient solution for sound stages to keep those jobs in Southern California. FilmLA’s sound stage study gave us the confidence to move ahead and become an active and successful player in this market."Anthony Syracuse, Co-Founder, LA North Studios
"Hackman Capital Partners, Television City, and Radford Studio Center are proud to support FilmLA and participate in its efforts to track production activity in Los Angeles. FilmLA’s research produces invaluable data that informs policymakers and entertainment industry professionals alike, one of FilmLA’s many contributions to championing continued growth and job creation in our City’s most identifiable industry."Zach Sokoloff, Vice President of Asset Management, Hackman Capital Partners LLC
Widely cited, FilmLA's Sound Stage Production Reports have since 2016 underscored the need for new infrastructure investment to attract and retain film, television and commercial production in Greater Los Angeles. Consistently high sound stage occupancy levels (in the mid-90th percentile), plus a desire to keep California competitive for new business, has led to hundreds of millions of dollars in infrastructure investment via new sound stage builds and adaptive re-use projects.
"Greater Los Angeles is currently home to more than a dozen planned and proposed studio projects including major expansions, bringing new studio construction to a level not seen in more than two decades. We could not be more grateful to our partner operators for helping deepen our understanding of their business."Philip Sokoloski, Vice President of Integrated Communications, FilmLA
For additional details on joining FilmLA's sound stage tracking project, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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