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L.A. Film Production Jumps 25%

A robust TV pilot season, an improved climate for shooting commercials and the state’s new film incentives add up

A robust TV pilot season, a substantially improved climate for shooting commercials and the state’s new film incentive helped deliver a modicum of good news to Los Angeles’ beleaguered production economy in the first quarter.

Overall on-location filming activity for feature films, television and commercials jumped 25% during the first three months of 2010 compared with the same period last year, according to data from FilmL.A. Inc., the nonprofit group that handles permits for on-location filming for L.A. and unincorporated areas of the county.

"The level of production has exceeded our expectations this quarter," said Todd Lindgren, spokesman for FilmL.A.

Read more at the Los Angeles Times.