FilmL.A. Pilot Production Report Gives L.A. Good Marks for TV, 2017 Pilot Production Report

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FilmL.A., the not-for-profit film office serving the Greater Los Angeles region, today announced the release of a new report prepared by its research division. FilmL.A.’s 2017 Pilot Production Report provides updated insight from the organization’s long-running study of new television projects and promising series. FilmL.A.’s official count shows that 173 broadcast, cable and digital pilots (109 Dramas, 64 Comedies) were … Read More

Spotlighting Industry Trends – FilmL.A.’s 2016 Pilot Production Study

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Earlier this month, FilmL.A. released its annual Pilot Production Report, which tracks where television pilots are produced each year.  FilmL.A.’s official count shows that 201 broadcast, cable and digital pilots (123 Dramas, 78 Comedies) were produced during the 2015-16 development cycle, just one less than the prior year. Out of those 201 pilots, a total of 79 projects (25 Dramas, … Read More

FilmL.A. Research Releases 2014 Television Pilot Production Report

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Earlier this summer, FilmL.A. Research released its annual television pilot study.  The 2014 Television Pilot Production Report provides updated insight into L.A.’s ongoing loss of new television pilot projects and promising series. Most notably, the 2013/2014 development cycle unfortunately saw New York (with 24 drama projects retained) dethrone Los Angeles (with 19 drama projects retained) to become North America’s most … Read More

New York Surpasses Los Angeles in Attracting New TV Drama Pilots

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FilmL.A., the not-for-profit film office serving the Greater Los Angeles Region, today announced the release of a new report prepared by its research division. The 2014 Television Pilot Production Report provides updated insight into L.A.’s ongoing loss of new television pilot projects and promising series. The 2013/2014 development cycle saw New York (with 24 drama projects retained) dethrone Los Angeles … Read More

Dearth of Local TV Production Delivers Double-Digit Letdowns for L.A.

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Last week, FilmL.A. released its first quarter film production report for 2012. Unfortunately, the news was anything but rosy for those who work in on-location television production in Los Angeles. Overall filming across all categories slipped 2.1 percent last quarter compared to the same period last year, as measured in permitted production days (PPD). FilmL.A. recorded 11,360 PPD for Q1 … Read More

Pair of Television Pilot Reports Reveal Impacts From State Film Incentives

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Earlier this week, FilmL.A. released its fourth report from its six-year study of television pilot production.  The report presented a mixed bag of findings: Out of those 169 [pilot] projects, a total of 87 television pilots were produced in the Los Angeles region. By one measure, this is second-largest annual take in Los Angeles history, totaling eleven projects more than … Read More

FilmL.A. Releases 2011 Television Pilot Production Report

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Today FilmL.A. released the fourth installment of its Television Pilot Production Report.  The 2011 report caps six years of ongoing research into television pilot production and  provides the most encompassing available look at TV pilot production by location and pilot production’s impact on the Los Angeles region’s economy. Those with an interest in reading the full report can access it … Read More

In Case You Missed It… FilmL.A. On-Location Production Reports

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Perhaps you’ve seen one of several recent news stories claiming filming or television pilot production is up or down in Los Angeles… Such headlines can be confusing without some history to give them context, so in case you missed our announcement last month, you might want to check out our recently published On-Location Production Report for 2011. The most recent … Read More

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

Local Television Pilot Production Plummets

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Not long ago, each February found the Los Angeles region abuzz with film production activity. New television pilots, produced in anticipation of May screenings for network television advertisers, joined continuing TV series, feature films and commercial projects in competition for talent, crews, stage space and sought-after locations. But, pilot producers working in L.A. might find that they have their pick … Read More