Location filming drops in Los Angeles

Location filming dropped by nearly 10% in Los Angeles in the first quarter of this year, with feature and TV shoots both falling 13%.

Location filming dropped by nearly 10% in Los Angeles in the first quarter of this year, with feature and TV shoots both falling 13%.

FilmLA, which published the figures, said that the downward slide is due in part to the fact that many incentivised productions wrapped in December.

Location filming drops in Los Angeles
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The agency also reiterated that 18 features have been approved for incentive support in recent weeks but most are yet to start shooting, meaning location filming figures are likely to increase later in the year.

“We’ve identified several factors contributing to the slowdown, and in our view, they are not a cause for alarm,” said Paul Audley, president of FilmLA.

“Despite 2019’s slower start, we continue to expect that this will be among the most productive-ever years for on-location filming in Los Angeles.”

TV drama location filming rose nearly 5% and TV comedy shooting increased by almost 37%.

A live-action version of the classic manga movie Akira has been approved for tax credit support of $18.5m to shoot entirely in California, though the film is reportedly still at the location scouting phase with filming dates unclear.

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

Main page image: FreeImages.com/Mana Media. Article image: iStock.com/OneInchPunch

Location filming drops in Los Angeles
Hollywood

Location filming dropped by nearly 10% in Los Angeles in the first quarter of this year, with feature and TV shoots both falling 13%.

FilmLA, which published the figures, said that the downward slide is due in part to the fact that many incentivised productions wrapped in December.

The agency also reiterated that 18 features have been approved for incentive support in recent weeks but most are yet to start shooting, meaning location filming figures are likely to increase later in the year.

“We’ve identified several factors contributing to the slowdown, and in our view, they are not a cause for alarm,” said Paul Audley, president of FilmLA.

“Despite 2019’s slower start, we continue to expect that this will be among the most productive-ever years for on-location filming in Los Angeles.”

TV drama location filming rose nearly 5% and TV comedy shooting increased by almost 37%.

A live-action version of the classic manga movie Akira has been approved for tax credit support of $18.5m to shoot entirely in California, though the film is reportedly still at the location scouting phase with filming dates unclear.

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

Main page image: FreeImages.com/Mana Media. Article image: iStock.com/OneInchPunch

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