TV Drama Production Plummets While Commercials Climb in L.A.

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On-location filming across all categories increased 1.7 percent in 2012 (46,254 permitted production days [PPD] in 2012 vs. 45,484 PPD in 2011), according to a report FilmL.A. released earlier this month. Compared to the same period a year ago, the year saw an increase in on-location feature film production and a drastic decrease in the local production of television dramas. … Read More

“Sons of Anarchy” Helps Bring Order to L.A. Community

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The Filmmakers’ Code of Professional Responsibility, which FilmL.A. distributes with every film permit it coordinates, calls on production companies to remove “all catering, crafts service, construction, strike and personal trash… from the location.” Fortunately, most film companies adhere to this requirement, leaving neighborhoods looking just as nice as they did before they arrived.  Sometimes, however, crews prove that they are … Read More