FilmLA report reveals strong demand for LA sound stages, backlots

Today, FilmLA issued its fourth Sound Stage Production Report, updating for the year 2020 the ongoing study of occupancy and utilization of certified sound stages in Greater Los Angeles. The time period covered by this update, marked by unprecedented global filming shut down due to COVID-19, lends special significance to its findings. As it turns … Continue reading “FilmLA report reveals strong demand for LA sound stages, backlots”

FilmLA releases annual sound stage report

FilmLA has updated its ongoing report in order to provide a more comprehensive picture of “behind the scenes” production activity on certified sound stages in Los Angeles County. This is FilmLA’s third report on sound stage production activity, focusing on the calendar year 2019. Greater Los Angeles Sound Stage Infrastructure includes 54 Studio Production Facilities, … Continue reading “FilmLA releases annual sound stage report”

Los Angeles production down 10.5% in Q3

FilmLA today issued an update regarding regional filming activity in Los Angeles and Los Angeles County. The film office partner reported a total of 9,066 Shoot Days (SD) in the third quarter (“Q3”), which covers the period between July 1 through September 30, 2022. This is down -10.5 percent from the same period last year … Continue reading “Los Angeles production down 10.5% in Q3”

LA film production returns to pre-pandemic levels

Good news for the LA production community. FilmLA issued an update regarding regional filming activity. After posting three consecutive record-breaking quarters, local filming in the second quarter (“Q2”) of 2022 was down by -5.8 percent over the same period last year. From April through June, FilmLA recorded a total of 9,220 Shoot Days (SD) compared … Continue reading “LA film production returns to pre-pandemic levels”

Production in LA hits record first quarter

Great news for the Los Angeles Production community. FilmLA today issued an extremely positive update regarding regional filming activity. On-location film production in Greater Los Angeles saw a strong start this year, setting a new first-quarter record with 9,832 Shoot Days (SD). The last time FilmLA reported such high filming levels from January through March … Continue reading “Production in LA hits record first quarter”

NAB opens state-of-art production facility

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) announced today the completion of a new state-of-the-art media production facility at NAB’s headquarters, located at 1 M Street, SE in Washington, D.C. The buildout of the facility, including a studio and media hub, was made possible by donations of critical equipment and studio design services from leading companies … Continue reading “NAB opens state-of-art production facility”

A record quarter for L.A. production, but not record year

According to FilmLA’s latest report, on-location filming in the fourth quarter of 2021 (October-December) remained robust, setting an all-time quarterly record of 10,780 Shoot Days (SD)* This is four percent above the previous three month high of 10,359 SD set in Q4, 2018. It is also an increase over the previous quarter, revealing a brisk … Continue reading “A record quarter for L.A. production, but not record year”

TV permits up, Commercials down in March

FilmLA issued an update regarding regional filming activity. And it would seem that things are on the upswing for the most part. Since the resumption of on-location filming last June, FilmLA has received 6,585 film permit applications, spanning 4,421 unique projects. After the COVID-19 holiday surge and voluntarily industry production pause in December and January, … Continue reading “TV permits up, Commercials down in March”

LA County updates filming guidelines

FilmLA reports The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has updated the guidelines that apply to film, television and commercial production in Greater Los Angeles. The new guidelines, outlined in Appendix J of the Los Angeles County Public Health Officer Order, are applicable immediately to all current and future permits obtained through FilmLA. As … Continue reading “LA County updates filming guidelines”

Film permits increase 43.1% in LA

Some good news for the LA production community. FilmLA, partner film office for the City and County of Los Angeles and other local jurisdictions – today issued an update regarding regional permit activity since the reopening of LA County to on-location filming last June. Over the last thirty-seven weeks, FilmLA has processed approximately 5,533 film … Continue reading “Film permits increase 43.1% in LA”

COVID-19 forces filming to record low in Los Angeles

Sobering news for the Los Angeles production community. FilmLA today issued a pair of reports illuminating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Los Angeles film economy. Powering forward since October, production activity picked up considerably in the fourth quarter of 2020 to reach 7,348 Shoot days (SD)*. Nonetheless, compared with the same period … Continue reading “COVID-19 forces filming to record low in Los Angeles”

LA County Public Health updates filming guidelines

In response to questions and input from representatives of the Los Angeles entertainment industry, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Friday updated the guidelines that apply to film, television and commercial production in Greater Los Angeles. The new guidelines, outlined in Appendix J of the Los Angeles County Health Officer Order, are … Continue reading “LA County Public Health updates filming guidelines”

Los Angeles film permits drop 25% in December

FilmLA, partner film office for the City and County of Los Angeles and other local jurisdictions—has issued an update regarding regional filming activity and permits since the reopening of L.A. County to on-location filming last June. And it is fairly bleak. Over the last twenty-nine weeks, FilmLA has processed approximately 4,213 film permit applications spanning … Continue reading “Los Angeles film permits drop 25% in December”

LA film production at 47% since reopening

FilmLA, has issued an update regarding regional filming activity since the reopening of LA County to on-location filming in June. Over the last twenty weeks, FilmLA has received approximately 2,565 film permit applications spanning 1,967 unique projects. Monthly application intake increased 23.7 percent in October (to 880 permits) as compared to September (711 permits), and … Continue reading “LA film production at 47% since reopening”

Summer melts film and TV production in LA by 50%

Sobering news for the LA film market. Even as filming is beginning a slow return in Greater Los Angeles, a new report from FilmLA released today reveals the enduring effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the region’s film, television and commercial production industry. Updated data indicates filming in area communities declined by 54.5 percent year-over-year … Continue reading “Summer melts film and TV production in LA by 50%”

Advertising accounts for 52% of permits in LA County

FilmLA, partner film office for the City and County of Los Angeles and other local jurisdictions – today issued an update regarding regional filming activity following the reopening of most areas in LA County to production. After receiving the go-ahead from local authorities to begin processing film permits, FilmLA resumed remote office operations on June … Continue reading “Advertising accounts for 52% of permits in LA County”

Location permits down 66% from norm in Los Angeles

After receiving the go-ahead from local authorities to begin processing film permits, FilmLA resumed remote office operations on June 15. Limited filming activity was underway in the region by June 19. The partner film office for the City and County of Los Angeles and other local jurisdictions – issued an update regarding regional filming activity … Continue reading “Location permits down 66% from norm in Los Angeles”

Q2 film production drops in LA County

FilmLA, partner film office for the City and County of Los Angeles and other local jurisdictions, has updated its quarterly report series quantifying on-location filming within its service area. The new report, comparing April-June 2020 with the same period in the prior year, offers a stark portrait of an industry on lockdown–revealing that overall production … Continue reading “Q2 film production drops in LA County”

AICP releases blog to help members through pandemic

There are at least 2,033 cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 in the United States, according to the state and local health agencies, governments and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In response, the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) has released a blog to help members through what they call, “a myriad of issues.” … Continue reading “AICP releases blog to help members through pandemic”

Execs from Disney, Lifetime join AFM speaker lineup

The American Film Market (AFM) announced today more confirmed speakers for this year’s Conferences and programming which runs alongside the marketplace and industry screenings. Over six days, more than 150 thought leaders, decision-makers and experts will discuss topics and issues most relevant to global filmmakers across three dedicated stages. This year’s market takes place November … Continue reading “Execs from Disney, Lifetime join AFM speaker lineup”