COVID-19 Shutdown Sends Production Levels Lower

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On-location filming in Greater Los Angeles is down more than 18 percent so far in 2020 and continues to fall, according to a report released today by FilmLA. Among other documented impacts to business in the wake of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic, declines in a key measure of entertainment industry output highlight the economic challenges facing LA’s signature industry. … Read More

Seeking a Sustainable Future for Filming in LA

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When FilmLA introduced LA Loves Film in late 2019, we did so with the goal of promoting filming sustainability in Los Angeles.  What exactly needs to be done to keep local filming sustainable?  The answers to that question are many, but we’ve found some good first steps. The path to long-term prosperity begins with recognizing that on-location filming happens more … Read More

California Tops Again for TV in 2019, Finds FilmLA Report

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FilmLA released a new report prepared by its research division. The 2019 Television Report offers an overview of the current production landscape for U.S. based television series and new TV projects. In addition to quantifying California’s share, the report assesses some of the trends shaping series production across broadcast, cable and digital networks. “This report finally allows us to uncover … 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