Reality and Web-Based TV Increased Filming in L.A. Last Quarter


Reality television and web-based TV productions helped boost Los Angeles-based production shooting days last quarter while features and commercials saw declines, FilmL.A. announced on Thursday.

On-location filming in greater Los Angeles across all areas of content rose 3 percent from the same period last year. Web-based TV productions such as new media projects created for YouTube, College Humor, and BuzzFeed saw the greatest rise, with a 72 percent increase in production shooting days in the region compared to the same period last year.

From July through September, television production in the region increased 2.7 percent overall from the same period a year earlier to offset a decline in on-location filming for feature films and commercials, which fell five percent and 2.6 percent respectively.

“The mixed results we see from last quarter in film production in Los Angeles County remind us of the need to be determined and aggressive in keeping filming here,” said Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe in a statement. “Be it film, television, commercials or web-based production, all have an impact on thousands of direct jobs and indirect jobs which support the industry.”

FilmL.A. is a not-for-profit community organization that works to attract and retain film production in the area, and the official film permitting office of the city and county of Los Angeles.

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