Movie location filming increases in Los Angeles

Movie location filming has increased in Los Angeles for the second consecutive quarter, driven by big-budget movies including superhero feature Captain Marvel.

Movie location filming has increased in Los Angeles for the second consecutive quarter, driven by big-budget movies including superhero feature Captain Marvel.

Location filming days for features rose by 11% over the past three months.

Movie location filming increases in Los Angeles
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Quentin Tarantino’s 1960s-set Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, headlined by Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio (pictured), and Transformers spinoff Bumblebee also in production in and around Los Angeles, according to a report from FilmLA.

Commercial location filming also increased – by 14% - but overall the city’s location filming days in fact saw a decline, with shoot days for TV dramas falling by nearly 10%.

FilmLA pointed out that the decline in TV drama was largely due to many shows being on hiatus through the time frame in question.

The agency’s report comes just a few days after new figures released by Creative BC in British Columbia revealed that several high-profile US features were among nearly 300 foreign productions to secure filming incentive support in the western Canadian province in the 2017-18 financial year.

Vancouver is a popular stand-in for California story settings partly because of a more accessible and comprehensive tax credit programme.

Sci-fi sequel War for the Planet of the Apes and comic book movie Deadpool 2 were among the biggest films to shoot in Vancouver in 2017-18, contributing a combined CA$180m to the regional economy.

Nearly all the foreign productions that shot in British Columbia also claimed tax credit support for post-production work.

Vancouver was Canada’s top location filming hub in the 2016-17 financial year, according to a report from the Canadian Media Pictures Association.

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

Main page image: Mana Media. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood image: Andrew Cooper/Sony Pictures UK

Movie location filming increases in Los Angeles
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Movie location filming has increased in Los Angeles for the second consecutive quarter, driven by big-budget movies including superhero feature Captain Marvel.

Location filming days for features rose by 11% over the past three months.

Quentin Tarantino’s 1960s-set Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, headlined by Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio (pictured), and Transformers spinoff Bumblebee also in production in and around Los Angeles, according to a report from FilmLA.

Commercial location filming also increased – by 14% - but overall the city’s location filming days in fact saw a decline, with shoot days for TV dramas falling by nearly 10%.

FilmLA pointed out that the decline in TV drama was largely due to many shows being on hiatus through the time frame in question.

The agency’s report comes just a few days after new figures released by Creative BC in British Columbia revealed that several high-profile US features were among nearly 300 foreign productions to secure filming incentive support in the western Canadian province in the 2017-18 financial year.

Vancouver is a popular stand-in for California story settings partly because of a more accessible and comprehensive tax credit programme.

Sci-fi sequel War for the Planet of the Apes and comic book movie Deadpool 2 were among the biggest films to shoot in Vancouver in 2017-18, contributing a combined CA$180m to the regional economy.

Nearly all the foreign productions that shot in British Columbia also claimed tax credit support for post-production work.

Vancouver was Canada’s top location filming hub in the 2016-17 financial year, according to a report from the Canadian Media Pictures Association.

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

Main page image: Mana Media. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood image: Andrew Cooper/Sony Pictures UK

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