Earlier this month, FilmL.A. Research published one of its most comprehensive reports ever. The new report, entitled “Filming On-Location in Los Angeles: 1993-2013,” analyzes patterns of growth and decline in local filming brought about by developments in the U.S. domestic film, television and commercial production market. The report includes a detailed examination of filming trends across nine distinct project categories, … Read More
TV Drama Production Plummets While Commercials Climb in L.A.
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
Expansion Plans at Three Major Studios Promise Thousands of Jobs, Billions in New Economic Activity for L.A. Region
There are some very exciting plans at three of the major studios (Disney, Paramount, & NBCUniversal) to expand their operations significantly in California. If approved, these plans should offer hope to the thousands of workers and small businesses in California struggling through one of the longest and most devastating periods of runaway production in Hollywood’s history. Film Works decided to provide a … Read More
“Drive” Helping Put Los Angeles Back On Screen, Local Economy Back on Feet
Opening in theaters across the nation today is FilmDistrict’s Drive, which stars Ryan Gossling, Carey Mulligan and Albert Brooks. The film is being widely praised by critics and has an impressive 94% rating at Rotton Tomatoes. The film was shot entirely on location in Los Angeles, which is a very rare event these days. Director Nicolas Winding Refn was committed … Read More
L.A. City Council Member Pens Letter to Governor in Support of Film Incentive…Did You?
Today, Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Krekorian sent a letter to Governor Jerry Brown, urging him sign the one-year extension of the California Film & Television Tax Credit into law. As we have said many times, writing a letter personalizes your story and demonstrates to elected officials the impact of runaway production on real people. Councilmember Krekorian did today what … Read More
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