Runaway Production Reaches a Milestone Deadline
Runaway production continues to be a problem for the Los Angeles area, and a new report from FilmL.A. shows that a new milestone has been reached as Hollywood's share of all pilot production fell below 50% for the first time since records have been kept, Deadline.com reports.
The total share of pilot production for Hollywood in the 2013-14 season fell to 44%, down 6% from 2012-13, according to the report.
FilmL.A. notes in its Television Pilot Production Report: “Overall, Los Angeles retained only 90 projects (19 one-hour dramas and 71 half-hour comedies) out of 203 tracked during the ‘13/’14 development cycle. Needless to say, it is a very far cry from L.A.’s record 82 percent share in ‘06/’07."
Deadline adds: "The report also notes that this is the first time that NYC has topped L.A. in terms of being the No. #1 location for 1-hour TV drama pilots with 24 such projects in the Big Apple compared to 19 in the City of Angels."
The story notes that the report comes one day before the California Senate launches hearings on proposed legislation to expand the current $100 million Film and TV Tax Credit program. The Film and Television Job Creation and Retention Act easily passed the Assembly last month.