L.A. area on-location filming increased 8.6 percent in the second quarter compared to the same period last year (12,173 PPD in 2013 vs. 11,209 PPD in 2012), according to a report released earlier this month by FilmL.A.
However, a new 5-year historical analysis revealed consistent under-performance in key Television subcategories. While on-location television production is driving significant year-over-year gains, historical data reveals that TV Dramas and TV Reality programs are still filming less in L.A. than they once did.
The report also revealed how much production the California Film and Television Tax Credit is bringing to the Los Angeles region. State-qualified Television projects generated 171 PPD from April through June – comprising of 22.7 percent of all TV Drama activity. State-qualified Feature projects generated 110 PPD during that time — comprising 6.3 percent of the category’s total for the quarter.
“We’ve reached a key juncture for filming in California and Los Angeles,” predicted Film L.A. President Paul Audley. “Facing significant international competition for film projects, we’re grateful to have so many state and local leaders — including L.A.’s new Mayor Eric Garcetti — who’ve vowed to keep fighting for this industry and the California livelihoods it sustains.”
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