On-Location Feature Production Rises for Second Consecutive Quarter

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On-location filming in Greater Los Angeles slid 5.2 percent in the second quarter of 2018, according to a FilmL.A. report released today. In all, 8,978 Shoot Days (SD)* were logged during the period, including all filming categories tracked by the nonprofit. On-location Feature production is up for a second consecutive quarter. “We are grateful for the continued positive impact of … Read More

2015 Feature Film Production Study

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FilmL.A., the not-for-profit film office serving the Greater Los Angeles region, today announced the release of a new report prepared by its research division. The 2015 Feature Film Production Study analyzes a sample of 109 U.S. feature films released theatrically last year, identifying where they were filmed and how much was spent to produce them. The report also examines California’s … Read More

On-location Filming in Greater Los Angeles Increases 11.4 Percent

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On-location filming is growing in Greater Los Angeles, having increased 11.4 percent (as measured in total Shoot Days, or SD) in the first quarter of 2016 over the same period the prior year. Local on-location Feature production increased 23.7 percent (to 1,145 SD) in the first quarter, thanks to a significant assist from California’s Film & Television Tax Credit Program. … Read More

Jobs Optimism Grows as Filmmakers Invest in L.A.

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When the California Film & Television Tax Credit Program 2.0 debuted in July, supporters looked with anticipation to the fall, when the benefits of the new program would first be seen.  And now, a little less than six months since initial program funds were allocated, production is booming in Greater Los Angeles and jobs optimism is on the rise. All … Read More

Second Quarter a Surprise for Scripted Series in L.A.

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As announced by FilmL.A. in mid-July, on-location filming in Greater Los Angeles slipped 1.9 percent in the second quarter of 2015 to 9,396 Shoot Days (SD).  Despite the quarterly slip, FilmL.A.’s second quarter report revealed welcome growth in local scripted television production. TV Drama production rose 12.3 percent (to 1,004 SD) in the second quarter of 2015 over the same … Read More

L.A. Films Take Gold at the 87th Academy Awards

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Los Angeles area films fared well at the 87th Annual Academy Awards last evening. L.A. based films were nominated in 25 categories including Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Animated Feature. In all, the region walked away with a total of seven statuettes. Regional winners were American Sniper, Best Sound Editing, Interstellar, Best Visual Effects, Big Hero 6, … Read More

On-Location Filming in Los Angeles Increases 9.6 Percent in 2014

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FilmL.A., the not-for-profit film office serving the Greater Los Angeles region, today announced the release of a new report from its research division. “On-Location Filming in Los Angeles: 2010-2014,” is the first report from FilmL.A. to feature a Shoot Day (SD)* based system for film production tracking and measurement. The report reveals a 9.6 percent increase in area filming for … Read More