So Long Fog, Hello Sun: Penny Dreadful Relocates to Los Angeles from Dublin

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After filming for three seasons in Dublin, Ireland (which doubled for Victorian-era foggy London), the creators of Showtime’s Penny Dreadful horror drama series, headed west to sunny L.A. with the spinoff Penny Dreadful: City of Angels.   Per Showtime’s description of the new series, “1938 Los Angeles is a time and place deeply infused with social and political tension. When a … Read More

Fourth Quarter Filming Falls Five Percent Short

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A seasonal lift across several film production categories arrived too late to satisfy high expectations for 2019, according to new data published today by FilmLA. In several key categories – including Feature Films, TV Dramas, TV Comedies and Web-Based TV, on-location production was more robust from October through December than in any of the three quarters prior. Nonetheless, overall production … Read More

Scripted TV Still the Bright Spot in L.A. Production Picture

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Television Dramas 2nd Quarter 2019

Scripted television remains the bright spot in the L.A. production picture, according to the latest quarterly data from FilmLA.  On-location filming within that jobs-rich sector increased in the second quarter, while feature, commercial and reality TV production lost ground.  Across all tracked filming categories, on-location filming in Greater Los Angeles slipped 3.9 percent in the second quarter of 2019.  In … Read More

On Location Feature Production Rises in First Quarter of 2018

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On-location filming in Greater Los Angeles increased 2.4 percent in the first quarter of 2018, according to a FilmL.A. report released today. In all, 9,724 Shoot Days (SD)* were logged during the period, including all categories tracked by the nonprofit. On-location Feature production experienced its first double digit bump since 2015 (4th quarter), up 11.7 percent to 814 SD. “It … Read More