On-location filming is booming in Los Angeles. The third quarter of 2021 was the third-best quarter in 26 years, trailing only the pre-pandemic fourth quarters of 2016 and 2018, according to the latest report from FilmLA, the city and county film permit office. Shooting days were up 3.4% from the second quarter, and skyrocketed more than 141% from the dark days of the pandemic a year ago.
“The biggest takeaway from this report is that the pace of local production continues to increase,” said FilmLA president Paul Audley. “The late-pandemic recovery is uneven in some ways, but community receptiveness to filming is steady and the work opportunities are undeniably there.”
Filming in Los Angeles County decreased by 7.6% in November, the first dip since filming activity resumed in mid-June. In a report released Tuesday by FilmLA, the partner film office for the City and County of Los Angeles and other local jurisdictions, analysts attributed the slight decline to factors including the presidential election, the Thanksgiving holiday and…
LA Film and TV Production Dropped 7.6% in November, FilmLA Reports
With lock downs surging in the state, the City and County of Los Angeles have placed new limits on after-hours filming. FilmLA, the local film permit office, said that these new limits on your freedom prohibit after-hours on-location film activity in conformance with the state’s other unconstitutional orders. Starting today, permissible filming hours will be restricted to 7 a.m.-10 p.m. in residential areas and from 5 a.m.-10 p.m. in commercial areas.
Los Angeles Places New Limits On After-Hours Filming: It’s “Taillights At Ten” As FilmLA Rescinds Existing Overnight Permits
Production will resume next week in Los Angeles on the second season of MTV’s The Hills: New Beginnings, a revival of one of MTV’s signature reality series. In filming the new episodes, The Hills producer Evolution Media will be adhering to local, state and federal COVID-19 health and safety requirements.
The latest crop of projects that are currently filming on location or have recently wrapped in greater Los Angeles includes five feature films, five TV dramas and seven reality shows, according to FilmLA, the city and county’s film permit office.
Edgar Ramirez is set to star alongside Jessica Chastain in Lucía Puenzo’s directorial effort, Losing Clementine. The film, an adaptation of the novel by Ashley Ream adapted by Ann Cherkis (Better Call Saul), was among those chosen for the California Film and Television Tax Credit. The film begins shooting in Los Angeles in January.