TV Production in L.A. Rises, Boosted by Drama & Reality


LOS ANGELES: On-location filming in Los Angeles has increased 9.6 percent in 2014, with TV production rising 12.2 percent.

According to FilmL.A., on-location feature film production was down 3.2 percent for the year, with a 28-percent drop in Q4 alone. TV production, however, is a bright spot. On-location production of TV shows in Los Angeles rose 12.2 percent, lifted by an increase in TV drama and reality production. Commercial production, meanwhile, increased 9 percent for the year; this category's growth was powered by projects classified as Internet commercials.

“Over the past six months, FilmL.A. has devoted considerable resources to build a new system for film production tracking,” noted Paul Audley, FilmL.A.'s president. “The new system, which we built in consultation with our board’s research advisory group, will make it easier to compare data from FilmL.A. and other jurisdictions.”

"This is big news for our city given the critical role the entertainment industry plays in creating tens of thousands of good middle class jobs and showing the world what it means to be an Angeleno,” added Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. “Our work to make L.A. more film-friendly is already paying off, and we're excited to see even bigger numbers when the new film tax credit we got passed goes into effect."