Los Angeles movie and TV drama filming falls

Location filming in Los Angeles for productions including movies and TV dramas declined in 2017, according to figures from FilmLA.

Location filming in Los Angeles for productions including movies and TV dramas declined in 2017, according to figures from FilmLA.

Television pilot shoots had the steepest fall, with a decrease of 40% compared to the previous year, while dramas declined by just over 1% and features slipped by 20%.

Los Angeles movie and TV drama filming falls
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Despite the overall fall, 2017 was the second best location filming year on record for Los Angeles.

“Our ability to achieve and sustain a high level of production over the past few years is substantially due to the California Film and Television Tax Credit, which is creating thousands of jobs and returning high economic benefits to California,” said Paul Audley, president of FilmLA.

Sixty-one features filmed in the Los Angeles area through the course of 2017, 19 of which had incentive support from the state. The highest-profile projects included Ava DuVernay’s big-budget Disney movie A Wrinkle in Time and Paramount’s upcoming Transformers spinoff Bumblebee.

Studio occupancy in the city averaged above 92% for the year, with a surge in short-form video content production being a major factor in the high stage use.

See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in California.

Image: FreeImages.com/Mana Media

Los Angeles movie and TV drama filming falls
Hollywood

Location filming in Los Angeles for productions including movies and TV dramas declined in 2017, according to figures from FilmLA.

Television pilot shoots had the steepest fall, with a decrease of 40% compared to the previous year, while dramas declined by just over 1% and features slipped by 20%.

Despite the overall fall, 2017 was the second best location filming year on record for Los Angeles.

“Our ability to achieve and sustain a high level of production over the past few years is substantially due to the California Film and Television Tax Credit, which is creating thousands of jobs and returning high economic benefits to California,” said Paul Audley, president of FilmLA.

Sixty-one features filmed in the Los Angeles area through the course of 2017, 19 of which had incentive support from the state. The highest-profile projects included Ava DuVernay’s big-budget Disney movie A Wrinkle in Time and Paramount’s upcoming Transformers spinoff Bumblebee.

Studio occupancy in the city averaged above 92% for the year, with a surge in short-form video content production being a major factor in the high stage use.

See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in California.

Image: FreeImages.com/Mana Media

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