FilmLA Issues Eighth Update on Pandemic-Era Permitting

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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 LA County to on-location filming last June. Over the last thirty-seven weeks, FilmLA has processed approximately 5,533 film permit applications spanning 3,789 unique projects. Film permit applications declined from November, 2020 … Read More

COVID-19 Forces Filming to Record Low in Los Angeles

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FilmLA, partner film office for the City and County of Los Angeles and other local jurisdictions—today issued a pair of reports illuminating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Los Angeles film economy. FilmLA’s year-end report for 2020 sheds light on the industry’s challenges to resume production last fall, while the 2020 Television Production Report dives deeper into the LA film … Read More

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