Filming in the greater Los Angeles region was down last year, with FilmLA reporting that on-location filming dipped 3.4% to 38,284 shoot days, Variety reports. Both feature film and television production slipped.
“TV production slid 7.6% to 15,218 days and features plunged 19.8% to 3,901 days,” Variety reports, adding: “FilmLA analysts asserted Tuesday that while the total number of feature shoot days is down, the economic value of projects in this category may be increasing over time as feature projects that qualify for the expanded California Film & Television Tax Credit tend to generate larger job and spending impacts than non-incentive-linked projects.”
The report adds: “The agency noted that in 2017, 61 feature projects filmed in Los Angeles, including 19 incentive-linked projects with a cast and crew count above 75 persons on-location — nearly twice the number of incentive-linked, similarly sized projects in 2016.”
Among the incentive-linked features filming in L.A. were “Destroyer,” “A Wrinkle in Time,” “Bumblebee” and “Ad Astra.”