Television production in Los Angeles is on the rise, according to a new report in the Los Angeles Times’ Company Town, which says TV production in the city was up 31% in the third quarter. Meanwhile, however, film production in L.A. continues to fall, the report notes.
The third quarter included 5,363 production days for TV projects, an increase of 31% from a year earlier, the story says, citing data from FilmL.A. Inc.
“The increase marks the second consecutive period of growth in the television market and underscores L.A.’s growing reliance on the television industry to help offset losses caused by the migration of feature film work to other states and countries that draw big-budget films,” the article reports.
There’s more television production thanks to a new group of dramas arriving on TV, such as CBS’s “Extant” and El Rey Network’s “Matador,” the piece adds.
“TV dramas saw a 43% increase in production days, while reality TV jumped nearly 50% and pilot production was 41% higher,” the story reports. “TV sitcoms, which make up a small portion of television filming days, declined 29%.”