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

Feature Production Rebounds in L.A. as Local Filming Sets New Records

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On-location filming in Greater Los Angeles increased 5.1 percent between October and December of last year, according to a report released today by FilmL.A. The increase helped make 2016 the busiest year in recent memory, as annual filming increased 6.2 percent over 2015, to 39,605 Shoot Days (SD)*. FilmL.A. is a not-for profit organization that serves as the official film … Read More

Spotlighting Industry Trends – FilmL.A.’s 2016 Pilot Production Study

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Earlier this month, FilmL.A. released its annual Pilot Production Report, which tracks where television pilots are produced each year.  FilmL.A.’s official count shows that 201 broadcast, cable and digital pilots (123 Dramas, 78 Comedies) were produced during the 2015-16 development cycle, just one less than the prior year. Out of those 201 pilots, a total of 79 projects (25 Dramas, … Read More

Feature Film Production on the Increase in Los Angeles

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On-location filming in Greater Los Angeles increased 5.8 percent between April and June, 2016 to 9,937 Shoot Days (SD)*, according to an update from FilmL.A. Continuing growth in the Feature Films category, attributable to the California Film & Television Tax Credit Program, helped keep local film crews working. Local on-location Feature production increased 9.7 percent (to 1,309 SD) in the … 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