Film Shoots in L.A. Drop

By City News Service

On-location film production in Greater Los Angeles slipped 4.7 percent between April and June, according to a report released Wednesday by FilmL.A., the nonprofit film office for the city and county of Los Angeles.

“Declines in any category need to be put in context: The year-to-date comparison for the last seven years shows 2017 is second only to 2016 for total shoot days,” said FilmL.A. President Paul Audley, who added that 2016 was the best year on record for on-location production.

Local on-location film production dropped 18.5 percent, TV comedy dropped nine percent, digital web-based TV dropped 21.8 percent, TV reality production dropped one percent, TV pilots dropped 60.4 percent, and TV drama dropped 24.3 percent while commercial production saw a 12.5 percent increase.

FilmL.A. said the drop in TV pilots mirrors the results of its forthcoming 2017 Pilot Study, which found that fewer pilots were ordered by networks over the last year.

The drop in TV drama production was partly attributable to some shows being canceled or not in production that were being produced in the second quarter of 2016, including “Gilmore Girls,” “Good Girls Revolt,” “Hand of God,” “Mistresses,” “Roadies,” “Sweet/Vicious” and “The Catch.”

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