On-Location Filming Stats Reveal 2017 as L.A.’s Second Strongest Year on Record

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On-location filming in the Greater Los Angeles region achieved its second best year on record in 2017, according to data released today by FilmL.A.  Last year on-location filming decreased 3.4 percent (from 39,627 Shoot Days to 38,284 Shoot Days) for a second-place annual finish compared to 2016.  Meanwhile, according to new data, L.A. area sound stage occupancy remains above 92 … Read More

Cancellations and Low Pilot Yields Affect Q2 Stats; TV Comedies & TV Web see Record High, Year-to-Date

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On-location film production in Greater Los Angeles slipped 4.7 percent between April and June, 2017 to 9,466 Shoot Days (SD)*, according to an update from FilmL.A. Local on-location Feature production decreased 18.5 percent (1,067 SD) in the second quarter. “Declines in any category need to be put in context: the year-to-date comparison for the last seven years shows 2017 is second … Read More

Record Filming Levels Reflect Dynamic Content Mix in L.A.

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FilmL.A. Research issued a new report this week, revealing that on-location filming in Greater Los Angeles increased 3.0 percent last quarter to a record-setting 9,795 Shoot Days (SD)*. From July through September, an increase in Television production (up 2.7 percent to 4,423 SD) offset modest declines in on-location Feature (down 5 percent to 1,089 SD) and Commercials (down 2.6 percent … 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

L.A. Area Feature Film Production Falls in Early ‘15

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On-location film production in Greater Los Angeles slipped 3.1 percent in the first quarter of 2015 to 8,707 Shoot Days*, according to a new research update from FilmL.A. The not-for-profit organization FilmL.A. serves as the official film office of the City of Los Angeles, the County of Los Angeles and other area jurisdictions. FilmL.A.’s report illustrates to what extent L.A. … Read More

FilmL.A. Research Division Keeping Tabs on Industry Trends

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Integral to FilmL.A.’s work is ongoing research into the benefits that local filming brings to the Los Angeles region.  In addition to keeping track of on-location film production in Greater Los Angeles, and embarking on a new project to track local studio and soundstage-based production, FilmL.A. Research is devoted to the production, collection and dissemination of information regarding the U.S. … Read More

On-Location Filming in Los Angeles Increases 9.6 Percent in 2014

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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 from its research division. “On-Location Filming in Los Angeles: 2010-2014,” is the first report from FilmL.A. to feature a Shoot Day (SD)* based system for film production tracking and measurement. The report reveals a 9.6 percent increase in area filming for … Read More

L.A. Television Production Increases In Third Quarter

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Late last month, FilmL.A. released new on-location film production statistics for the third quarter of 2014.  FilmL.A.’s latest report revealed a repeat of the growth trend identified a quarter earlier in the Television production category. Regional on-location Television production increased 31.1 percent in the third quarter as compared to the same period the prior year, totaling 5,363 permitted production days … Read More

L.A. Television Production Numbers Up; Continuing Second Quarter Run

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FilmL.A. — the official film office of the City of Los Angeles, the County of Los Angeles and other area jurisdictions — today updated its regional on-location filming report. The report revealed a repeat of the growth trend from Q2 in the Television production category. Regional on-location Television production increased 31.1 percent in Q3 over the prior year, totaling 5,363 … Read More