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MORE TV PRODUCERS LURED AWAY BY TAX INCENTIVES

June 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Even as production of television pilots booms, thanks to more original programming being produced for cable TV, the percentage being produced in Hollywood continues to dwindle, according to a new report by FilmL.A., the group that coordinates the issuance of film permits for location shooting in the area. The report indicates that while 169 pilots […]

CALIF. FILM CREDITS DRY UP; SO DOES PRODUCTION

April 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Illustrating how dependent the local film and TV industry has become on tax credits, FilmL.A., the semi-official agency that coordinates the issuance of permits for location shooting in the Los Angeles area, said that overall production activity fell 20 percent last week compared with the comparable week a year ago. Feature film production took the […]

TAX CREDITS HELP REVIVE FEATURE PRODUCTION IN L.A.

January 12, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Despite a slight recovery from 2009, when film production in Los Angeles suffered its steepest annual slump ever, feature film production in the city and surrounding areas in 2010 was down 62 percent from its peak in 1996, according to a study by FilmL.A., the group that acts as a clearing house for location permits […]

PRODUCTIONS RETURNING TO HOLLYWOOD

January 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

In a sign that Hollywood is effectively fending off tantalizing efforts by other states and countries to attract film production, the semi-official group FilmL.A., which coordinates film permits issued by various city and county agencies for location shooting, reported Tuesday that filming in the L.A. area rose 37 percent in December compared with the same […]

L.A. FILMING: UP (ONE REPORT); DOWN (ANOTHER REPORT)

October 13, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

There was good news and bad news coming out of FilmL.A., the group that coordinates the issuance of film permits to shoot outdoors in the Los Angeles area. The Hollywood Reporter accentuated the negative, headlining, “Few Tax Credits Spur Decline in L.A. film Shoots.” The trade paper’s lede observed that feature film location shooting dropped […]