In Case You Missed It… FilmL.A. On-Location Production Reports

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Perhaps you’ve seen one of several recent news stories claiming filming or television pilot production is up or down in Los Angeles… Such headlines can be confusing without some history to give them context, so in case you missed our announcement last month, you might want to check out our recently published On-Location Production Report for 2011. The most recent … Read More

FilmL.A. Data Provide Insight Into Local Production

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When California State Assemblymember Anthony J. Portantino called a hearing on March 18, 2011 to discuss California’s Film & Television Tax Credit, FilmL.A. was on the short list of organizations invited to testify. FilmL.A. Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs Todd Lindgren delivered a short presentation to the Select Committee on the Preservation of California’s Entertainment Industry. Using a longitudinal … Read More

Local Location Filming Levels Recover 15 Percent in 2010

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As FilmL.A. announced earlier this month, on-location filming across all permit categories in Los Angeles increased nearly 15 percent last year, with 43,646 permitted production days (PPD) recorded by year’s-end in 2010 compared to just 37,979 PPD in 2009. One permitted production day (PPD) is defined as a single crew’s permission to film a single project at a single defined … Read More

California State Tax Credits Fuel Local Feature Production

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Earlier this month, we released our second quarterly production report for 2010, showing a 16 percent increase in local days of permitted on-location production.  Driven by production gains in local feature film, commercial, and reality television, a total of 11,134 permitted production days (PPD) were logged between April and June of 2010, compared to just 9,597 PPD for those months … Read More