LA Filming Sees Strong Start as FilmLA Reports Record First Quarter

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2022 Q1 Los Angeles Shoot Days

FilmLA, partner film office for the City and County of Los Angeles and other local jurisdictions – today issued an update regarding regional filming activity. On-location film production in Greater Los Angeles saw a strong start this year, setting a new first quarter record with 9,832 Shoot Days (SD). The last time FilmLA reported such high filming levels from January … Read More

A Record Quarter for L.A. Area Filming (But Not a Record Year)

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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. According to FilmLA’s latest report, on-location filming in the fourth quarter of 2021 (October-December) remained robust, setting an all-time quarterly record of 10,780 Shoot Days (SD)*. This is four percent above the previous three month … Read More

2021 Television Report Illuminates Impact of COVID-19 on Recent Series Production

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FilmLA 2021 Television Research Report

In the second quarter of 2020, the global COVID-19 pandemic brought scripted television production (along with production of other forms of filmed entertainment) to a halt. At the time, FilmLA estimated that approximately 198 U.S. produced, English-language series were either shut down or unable to commence production between mid-March and mid-June of that year. Industry observers then watched as the … Read More

L.A. Film Production Surge Continues in Third Quarter

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FilmLA Third Quarter Research Report for Film Production in Los Angeles

FilmLA, partner film office for the City and County of Los Angeles and other local jurisdictions – today issued an update regarding regional filming activity. On-location filming in the Greater Los Angeles Region continued its late-pandemic momentum into the third quarter (Q3), which ran from July 1 through September 30. FilmLA analysts noted that it was the third strongest quarter … Read More

Production Returns to Pre-Pandemic Levels as Television Continues to Surge

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Following nearly a year and a half of reduced production activity, high on-location production levels from April through June allowed FilmLA to announce its best quarter since late 2019. A total of 9,791 Shoot Days were recorded across all categories in the second quarter of 2021. A year prior, the COVID-19 shutdown sent filming levels crashing to record lows. Last … Read More