FilmL.A. Updates Ongoing Television Pilot Production Report

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By many anecdotal accounts, 2010 seemed like a decent year for television pilot production in Los Angeles.  But what did the actual numbers say?  For that, you’ll have to read on. A year after FilmL.A. published its 2005-2009 Television Pilot Production Report, we issued our 2010 Pilot Production Update analyzing the 2009/2010 development cycle. Of the 129 total projects FilmL.A. … Read More

Overall On-Location Filming Increases in First Quarter

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As announced earlier this month, overall on-location filming has been springing forward in Los Angeles, with filming across all categories posting an 18 percent gain in the first quarter of 2010. A total of 11,087 permitted production days (PPD) were recorded for the period, compared to the 9,408 we saw in 2009. Reasons behind the increase vary by production category.  Commercials … Read More

Gearing Up with Data Driven Community Relations

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Most people familiar with FilmL.A. know of our efforts to track on-location production, but did you know that we also track community filming issues with similar enthusiasm and detail? Relative to the amount of filming that takes place, FilmL.A. receives surprisingly few calls, emails or letters of complaint about filming. In fact, last year we received only one individual comment for … Read More

Local On-Location Filming Flounders in 2009

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Earlier this month, FilmL.A. announced that total on-location filming coordinated by FilmL.A. in the Los Angeles region declined 19.4 percent in 2009 compared to 2008, marking a low point for local feature film production and the steepest year-over-year decline we have ever observed.  In all, 37,979 permitted production days (PPD) were coordinated in 2009 compared to 47,117 organized in 2008. … Read More

FilmL.A. Forecasts Year-End Production Shortfall

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FilmL.A.’s third-quarter film production report is out, and the news has cast a chill over the industry’s hopes for a year-end recovery.   Overall on-location film production dropped 14.3 percent in the third quarter, with a 21.4 percent drop in television production leading the decline.  All told, filmmakers logged 9,680 permitted production days (PPD) between July through September 2009, compared … Read More