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The Top 10 L.A. Filming Locations of 2012

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Los Angeles is still the film and TV biz capital of the world, and that means several movies, series, music videos, and commercials use our glorious landscape for location shoots throughout the year. But which spots were the most-used for filming in 2012?

The L.A. Times worked with Film L.A. to get a list of the Top 10 Filming Locations in the city from last year. Topping the list is the enduring majesty of Griffith Park, whose Bird Sanctuary logged in 409 filming days in 2012. Shows shot there include "Southland" and "Sons of Anarchy," among others.

Beaches were buzzing with crews this year, with Point Dume, Dockweiler, Venice, and Will Rogers all making the top 10. Rumored to be haunted, the old Linda Vista Community Hospital was popular for crime-solving and vampire shows, while the open-for-business LA County USC Medical Center checked in at 10th place for production days.

Adds the L.A. Times:

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Television shows led by "Private Practice," "The Client List," "NCIS: Los Angeles" and "Southland" generated the most production days in 2012, FilmL.A.'s data show. Among movies, the features "Bad Words," "Star Trek Into Darkness" and "Paranormal Activity 4" had the most location filming in Los Angeles.

See you on screen again this year, L.A.!