Los Angeles Feature Film Production Increases 7.6% in Third Quarter

Los Angeles Feature Film Production Increases 7.6% in Third Quarter
On-location feature film production in Greater Los Angeles increased by 7.6% in the third quarter to 1,172 shoot days, according to the permitting agency FilmL.A.

The agency, which released the report on Wednesday, credited the California Film & Television Tax Credit Program for the gain. It said the incentive program — which provides a 20% tax credit — contributed 133 filming days or 11.3% for the quarter with “Ad Astra,” “Backseat,” “Book Club,” and “Bright” shooting in L.A.

The gain in features was not enough to hold off a 3.5% decline in overall on-location filming in L.A. to 9,455 shoot day — thanks to a 20.4% decline in reality TV shoots to 1,068 shoot days as the category continues to be crowded out by a shift to scripted content.

Commercial production rose 7.2% to 1,335 shoot days and TV drama production increased 4.1% to 1,231 days — the first quarterly increase seen this year. Incentivized TV dramas filming in L.A. were “Code Black,” “American Horror Story: Cult,” “Heathers,” “Law
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