Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Production Up In LA

According to non-profit "Film L.A.", whose core service provides centralized coordination of on-location filming permits, production of movies, TV shows and commercials was up 15 percent in the Los Angeles region in 2010, with 43,646 permitted production days in Los Angeles last year, compared to 37,979 counted for 2009.

Commercial production in the region was also up 28.1 % in 2010, the largest yearly increase since Film L.A. began tracking permitted shooting days in 1993, while feature production grew 8.1 % in 2010, and 28.1 % in the fourth quarter.

TV production ended the year up 11.9 % over all and 49.9 % in the fourth quarter, with sitcoms (up 77.9 %) and reality shows (up 46.6 % ) driving the growth.

Film L.A. attributed increased production to state film and TV tax incentives...