Last year was the second-strongest on record for on-location filming in greater Los Angeles, according to a FilmLA report released Wednesday.
On-location filming rose 5 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018, as area filmmakers logged 10,359 shoot days in the fourth quarter, and 38,795 SD for all of 2018, according to the report.
“The return of jobs and businesses in the film industry is great news for our region and we look forward to a great 2019,” FilmLA President Paul Audley said.
Incentivized projects brought to Los Angeles by the California Film & Television Tax Credit Program contributed 11.4 percent, or 146 of the 1,078 SD in the feature category for the quarter, FilmLA reported. The state program offers tax breaks for productions that shoot in the state.
FilmLA, the nonprofit film office for the greater Los Angeles area, said reasons for the 1.3 percent increase in shoot days over last year include double digit increases in feature film (up 12.2 percent), TV drama (up 10.6 percent) and TV pilot (up 15.2 percent) production, plus a rise for commercials (up 8.7 percent).
The full report can be found at www.filmla.com/.
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