On Location: Overall L.A. film activity dropped 15% last week
It was a tepid week for on-location filming. Production days for film, TV and commercial shoots declined 15% compared with the same period last year, according to the latest permit figures from FilmL.A. Inc.
The decrease was driven by feature films, which generated only 81 production days, a 44 % drop over the same period a year earlier. Commercials saw an 11 % decline in production activity, while television production fell 7%.
The permit data tracks filming on streets and non-certified sound stages in L.A. and unincorporated areas of the county.
This week's shoots include a feature called "Death of the Sheik" (downtown), the Warner Bros. movie "Gangster Squad" (Beverly Hills), the reality TV show "Excused" (Encino) and the legal drama "Franklin & Bash" (Santa Clarita). See those and other shoots in the map below.
-- Richard Verrier