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

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

FilmL.A. Staff, Local Producers Mingle on Academy Awards Night

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On Academy Awards night, a lively group of producers and their guests gathered at Planet Dailies at The Grove for the Producers Guild of America’s 4th Annual Oscars Viewing Party.  This year marked FilmL.A.’s second year as a sponsor of the event, which was also supported by Passion Roses and Final Draft.  Event hosts for 2016 included Megan Mascena, Vice … 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

FilmL.A. Supports Student Filmmaking Community

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On any given day in our region, anywhere from 100 to 200 film and still photography projects happen on the streets of Greater Los Angeles.  That figure may not be all that surprising, but what may surprise you is that a significant number of those projects — approximately 8.4 percent — are student-led. The large number of student film projects … 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

FilmL.A. Sponsors Third “Made In Hollywood” Honors

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In August, FilmL.A. co-sponsored the third annual “Made In Hollywood Honors” along with Los Angeles City Councilmembers Tom LaBonge and Mitch O’Farrell, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and the California Film Commission.  The event honors locally produced films and television productions receiving Emmy nominations from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. This year the event honored 32 productions for … Read More

TV Production Schedule Shift Gives L.A. Filming False Lift

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FilmL.A. — the official film office of the City of Los Angeles, the County of Los Angeles and other area jurisdictions — today updated its regional on-location filming report. The report showed an unseasonably strong television production yield for the second quarter of 2014, which FilmL.A. attributes to production schedule shifts. “FilmL.A. is committed to broadening understanding of California film … Read More

Presidential Race Decided Early: Paul Audley, FilmL.A. President

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On October 22, 2008, the FilmL.A. Board of Directors unanimously approved the hiring of Paul Audley as our new President. Paul Audley comes to FilmL.A. from The Trust for Public Land, a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco, California, for which he served as Arizona state director.  Audley has an extensive background in community-based nonprofit organizations and government, having served … Read More