On Location: Commercial shoots in L.A. post big gains for third week in a row
-Overall, on-location shoots in Los Angeles edged up 4% last week, fueled by a flurry of commercial filming.
Commercial shoots for Toshiba, Procter & Gamble and other national advertisers generated 137 production days for the week ending June 12, up 56% from the same period a year ago.
Commercial filming on local streets and non-certified sound stages has been up by double digits in the last three weeks, according to the latest data from FilmL.A. Inc., which handles film permits for the city and unincorporated areas of the county.
After two weeks of consecutive gains, production days for feature films declined 4%, for 131 production days, while television activity dipped for the second consecutive week, down 7% compared with a year ago, with 302 production days.
This week, the TV show "Sons of Anarchy" is scheduled to be filming in Sun Valley, Showtime's "Dexter" is to shoot in Hollywood and the crew from the ABC Family show "Switched at Birth" is to be on location in the Santa Susana Mountains. For more details, see the accompanying On Location map.
-- Richard Verrier