Film Shoots Still Down in L.A., Says Report
Although there were some gains in features and commercial shoots, overall film-production dropped in the third quarter of 2009 compared to 2008, according to statistics released yesterday. In all, there were 9,680 permitted production days from July to September compared to 11,300 recorded in the same time period last year--that's a 14.3 percent drop. “The year-to-date production numbers confirm the importance of the State’s Film and Television Tax Credit Program and the need for the City of Los Angeles’ recently passed package to improve the local filming environment. We appreciate these efforts,” said Paul Audley, the President of FilmLA, the nonprofit that is contracted by the city and other jurisdictions to coordinate film permits.