FilmL.A. Data Provide Insight Into Local Production

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When California State Assemblymember Anthony J. Portantino called a hearing on March 18, 2011 to discuss California’s Film & Television Tax Credit, FilmL.A. was on the short list of organizations invited to testify. FilmL.A. Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs Todd Lindgren delivered a short presentation to the Select Committee on the Preservation of California’s Entertainment Industry. Using a longitudinal … Read More

Local Location Filming Levels Recover 15 Percent in 2010

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As FilmL.A. announced earlier this month, on-location filming across all permit categories in Los Angeles increased nearly 15 percent last year, with 43,646 permitted production days (PPD) recorded by year’s-end in 2010 compared to just 37,979 PPD in 2009. One permitted production day (PPD) is defined as a single crew’s permission to film a single project at a single defined … Read More

California State Tax Credits Fuel Local Feature Production

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Earlier this month, we released our second quarterly production report for 2010, showing a 16 percent increase in local days of permitted on-location production.  Driven by production gains in local feature film, commercial, and reality television, a total of 11,134 permitted production days (PPD) were logged between April and June of 2010, compared to just 9,597 PPD for those months … Read More