Television and movie production has been strong in the Los Angeles area, with a new report released Tuesday by FilmL.A. revealing that on-location filming in the greater Los Angeles area was up 3 percent in the third quarter of 2018, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The report shows a total of 9,734 shooting days logged during the period.
“Most notable is the fact that on-location feature production is up for a third consecutive quarter,” THR reports. “Incentivized projects brought to Los Angeles by the California Film & Television Tax Credit Program contributed 15.1 percent, or 197 of the 1,301 shoot days in the feature category. Those films include ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,’ ‘Against All Enemies’ and ‘Birdbox.'”
THR adds: “On the television side, there was an overall increase of 1.8 percent. Much of that jump in the TV category can be attributed to TV dramas, which leapt 21.6 percent for the quarter. In fact, incentivized TV dramas (including ‘American Princess’ and Netflix’s newly acquired ‘Lucifer’) accounted for 19 percent of the shoot days during that period.”
In a statement, FilmL.A. President Paul Audley said: “We are grateful for the continued positive impact of the California Film Tax Credit program as it continues to boost employment and production in Greater Los Angeles. Increases in feature film, commercials, TV Pilot and TV Drama production are very good news for the region’s economy.”