Production Returns to Pre-Pandemic Levels as Television Continues to Surge

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Following nearly a year and a half of reduced production activity, high on-location production levels from April through June allowed FilmLA to announce its best quarter since late 2019. A total of 9,791 Shoot Days were recorded across all categories in the second quarter of 2021. A year prior, the COVID-19 shutdown sent filming levels crashing to record lows. Last … Read More

Pandemic Era Permitting Picks Up for March

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FilmLA, partner film office for the City and County of Los Angeles and other local jurisdictions – today issued an update regarding regional filming activity. Since the resumption of on-location filming last June, FilmLA has received 6,585 film permit applications, spanning 4,421 unique projects. After the COVID-19 holiday surge and voluntarily industry production pause in December and January, application activity … Read More

FilmLA Updates Annual Sound Stage Production Report

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Introduction Every day in Los Angeles County, up to several hundred locations are used in film shoots. As the regional film office for Greater Los Angeles, FilmLA provides centralized coordination of on-location filming permits. This allows FilmLA to aggregate and publish quarterly data for on-location film production, covering categories in Television, Feature Films, Commercials, and other types of smaller productions. … Read More

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

Feature Production Rebounds in L.A. as Local Filming Sets New Records

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On-location filming in Greater Los Angeles increased 5.1 percent between October and December of last year, according to a report released today by FilmL.A. The increase helped make 2016 the busiest year in recent memory, as annual filming increased 6.2 percent over 2015, to 39,605 Shoot Days (SD)*. FilmL.A. is a not-for profit organization that serves as the official film … Read More