On-Location Production in Los Angeles Increases in Second Quarter

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L.A. area on-location filming increased 8.6 percent in the second quarter compared to the same period last year (12,173 PPD in 2013 vs. 11,209 PPD in 2012), according to a report released earlier this month by FilmL.A. However, a new 5-year historical analysis revealed consistent under-performance in key Television subcategories.  While on-location television production is driving significant year-over-year gains, historical … Read More

FilmL.A. Reaches Out to Independents at AFM

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Each year, the American Film Market (AFM), produced by the Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) brings to West Los Angeles more than 8,000 film industry professionals from 70+ countries.  Producers, directors, distributors, marketing professionals, film commissioners and others gather from across the world for eight days of screenings, seminars and deal-making. This year, as participants disembarked from their cars … Read More

California State Film Incentive Funnels Income to Local Schools

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Those familiar with FilmL.A. and our services know that we regularly publish original research on filming issues in Los Angeles.  From our quarterly On-Location Production Reports to our ongoing annual Television Pilot Production Report, FilmL.A. has developed a reputation as a leading source of information and a resource for journalists, academics and businesspeople.  We run our fair share of ad … 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

FilmL.A. Moderates Panel on California Film Incentive

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On Thursday, January 26, 2012, FilmL.A. VP Todd Lindgren moderated a panel sponsored by Manpower and the Valley Industry and Commerce Association (VICA) focusing on California’s Film and Television Tax Credit Program. The panel was comprised of: The Honorable Felipe Fuentes, CA State Assemblyman (D, 39th District)   Amy Lemisch, Executive Director, California Film Commission   Matthew Gross, Executive Producer, … Read More