Pair of Television Pilot Reports Reveal Impacts From State Film Incentives

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Earlier this week, FilmL.A. released its fourth report from its six-year study of television pilot production.  The report presented a mixed bag of findings: Out of those 169 [pilot] projects, a total of 87 television pilots were produced in the Los Angeles region. By one measure, this is second-largest annual take in Los Angeles history, totaling eleven projects more than … Read More

Positive On-Location Production Activity Numbers in 2010 Underscore Importance of California Film & Television Tax Credit

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According to FilmL.A. President Paul Audley, the local entertainment industry can be “cautiously optimistic” about the health of their business in 2011, based on new numbers released today regarding production activity in 2010.  According to FilmL.A., on-location filming across the board increased “nearly 15 percent” in 2010: On-location filming across all categories increased nearly 15 percent in 2010 compared to … Read More

California State Tax Credits Fuel Local Feature Production

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Earlier this month, we released our second quarterly production report for 2010, showing a 16 percent increase in local days of permitted on-location production.  Driven by production gains in local feature film, commercial, and reality television, a total of 11,134 permitted production days (PPD) were logged between April and June of 2010, compared to just 9,597 PPD for those months … Read More