Perhaps you’ve seen one of several recent news stories claiming filming or television pilot production is up or down in Los Angeles…
Such headlines can be confusing without some history to give them context, so in case you missed our announcement last month, you might want to check out our recently published On-Location Production Report for 2011.
The most recent report covers all filming occurring between January and March of this year; you can find it on our website along with other film production data going back as far as 1994.
So what were the report’s main findings? By the end of March 2011, overall on-location production in L.A. increased 4.7 percent even as Features dropped 5.3 percent and Television dropped 3.7 percent year-over-year. FilmL.A. measures production activity in permitted production days (PPD).
During that same period, production for television dramas and reality series stalled, while single-camera comedy production soared.
The report’s findings are especially relevant as we prepare to release our official 2011 Television Pilot Production Report on June 7. That report will specifically address volatility in television production.
The new report will be featured in eNEWS soon after it is released. To preview that and other reports on the day they’re released to the media, please consider following FilmL.A. on Twitter or subscribing to the FilmL.A. RSS feed.