FilmL.A. Releases Follow-Up Television Drama Study

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In early August, and in conjunction with Tune In: the Variety TV Summit 2014, FilmL.A. Research released a mini-study about television drama production in California.  The report set out to answer key questions prompted by FilmL.A.’s release of its second quarter On-Location Film Production Report, which revealed unexpectedly strong quarterly gains in local television drama production.  In July, FilmL.A. categorized the … Read More

FilmL.A. Updates Quarterly Film Production Stats

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Earlier this month, FilmL.A. released second quarter on-location filming statistics for Greater Los Angeles.  Regional on-location Television production increased 33.7 percent over the prior year, totaling 5,761 permitted production days (PPD). Coincidentally, the category also exceeded its 5-year quarterly average by 33.7 percent. FilmL.A. researchers attribute most of the apparent growth to seasonal production shifts, although the California Film & … Read More

TV Production Schedule Shift Gives L.A. Filming False Lift

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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 showed an unseasonably strong television production yield for the second quarter of 2014, which FilmL.A. attributes to production schedule shifts. “FilmL.A. is committed to broadening understanding of California film … Read More

California Film & TV Tax Credit Helps Drive Growth in First Quarter

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FilmL.A.’s recent film statistics update revealed that while overall film production has declined nearly one percent so far in 2014 (13,265 PPD in 2014 vs.  13,361 PPD in 2013), projects retained with the aid of the California Film and Television Tax Credit Program contribute mightily to regional production yields. This past quarter, fully 25 percent of area Feature production and … Read More

FilmL.A. Issues New Feature Film Production Report

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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 prepared by its research division. The 2013 Feature Film Production Study analyzes a sample of 108 U.S. feature films released theatrically last year, identifying where they were filmed, how much was spent to produce them and how many jobs they sustained … Read More

FilmL.A. Research Issues 20-Year Film Production Retrospective

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Earlier this month, FilmL.A. Research published one of its most comprehensive reports ever. The new report, entitled “Filming On-Location in Los Angeles: 1993-2013,” analyzes patterns of growth and decline in local filming brought about by developments in the U.S. domestic film, television and commercial production market. The report includes a detailed examination of filming trends across nine distinct project categories, … Read More

State Film & Television Tax Credit Provides Base on Which CA Can Build

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Earlier this month, two committees of the California State Assembly held a joint meeting to discuss the state’s Film & Television Tax Credit Program. Amid widespread agreement that the program merits expansion in the new legislative session, the California Film Commission presented facts about how the program now in effect has benefited the state. Enacted in 2009, California’s film incentive … Read More

L.A. On-Location Filming Levels Recover 9.5 Percent

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L.A. area on-location filming increased 9.5 percent in the third quarter compared to the same period last year (11,792 permitted production days — or PPD — in 2013 vs. 10,773 PPD in 2012), according to a report released earlier this month by FilmL.A. Growth in the Features production category (up 19.5 percent to 1,959 PPD) and the Commercials category (up … Read More

Where Comics-Inspired Movies are Made

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Think about your favorite comic book characters and comic-inspired films.  Take a second and try to remember — where were those films made? If you took the all-too-easy path and guessed Hollywood, you’d only be half right.  The truth is that comic-inspired blockbusters are made all over the world, and since 2003, only a handful of these lucrative big-budget projects … Read More

On-Location Production in Los Angeles Increases in Second Quarter

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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 … Read More