FilmLA Issues Seventh Update on Production Restart Progress

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FilmLA, partner film office for the City and County of Los Angeles and other local jurisdictions—today issued an update regarding regional filming activity since the reopening of L.A. County to on-location filming last June. Over the last twenty-nine weeks, FilmLA has processed approximately 4,213 film permit applications spanning 2,985 unique projects. Film permit applications declined steeply last month, dropping 24.9 … Read More

COVID-19 Pandemic Slices Summer Filming Season in Half

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Even as filming is beginning a slow return in Greater Los Angeles, a sobering new report released today reveals the enduring effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the region’s film, television and commercial production industry. Updated data from FilmLA indicate that filming in area communities declined by 54.5 percent year-over-year to muster just 4,199 Shoot Days (SD)* from July through … Read More

California Leads Among International Competitors for US Narrative Feature Films

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California leads among the top international competitors when it comes to attracting US-based narrative feature films, according to a new study published today by FilmLA. Feature Films: A Profile of Production analyzes a sample of 291 live-action theatrical-release and 56 streaming-release films from 2018. All films are English-language titles produced by U.S.-based production companies. The study found that that while just … Read More

FilmLA Issues Fifth Annual Feature Film Study

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FilmL.A. has released a new report prepared by its research division. The 2017 Feature Film Study analyzes the 100 highest-performing U.S. feature films released theatrically last year, identifying where these films were made and how much was spent to produce them. The report also examines five-year trends in feature production including physical production, postproduction and animation. Total production spending for 2017’s top … Read More

FilmL.A. Releases its Third Quarter On-Location Production Numbers

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On-location filming in Greater Los Angeles decreased 3.5 percent in the third quarter of 2017 vs. the third quarter of 2016, according to a FimL.A. report released today. In all, 9,455 Shoot Days (SD)* were logged during the period, including all categories tracked by  the nonprofit. Among all filming categories, on-location Feature production rose 7.6 percent yielding 1,172 SD this quarter. … Read More