LA Movie Production Rises for 3rd Straight Quarter Thanks to ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’

“Bird Box” and “Against All Enemies” contributed to the 11 percent uptick

Last Updated: October 16, 2018 @ 12:44 PM

FilmLA announced on Tuesday that the Los Angeles area experienced a third consecutive quarter of increased film production, rising 11 percent from the same period in 2017.

As with the second quarter, which also saw feature film production rise by 11 percent from the year before, projects either set in L.A. or those that benefited from a tax incentive program fueled the growth. Films receiving the incentive contributed to just over 15 percent of all the shoot days logged in Los Angeles this quarter.

Among those features that were incentivized included Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Susanne Bier’s “Bird Box” and the Jean Seberg biopic with Kristen Stewart “Against All Enemies.”

“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,” said FilmL.A. President Paul Audley in a statement. “Increases in feature film, commercials, TV Pilot and TV Drama production are very good news for the region’s economy.”

Television production also saw an uptick, contributing to a 3 percent increase of production across film, television and commercials overall. TV saw an increase of just 1.8 percent shooting days in Q3.

That’s in part because the production of TV dramas, including Netflix’s newly acquired “Lucifer” and “American Princess” on Lifetime, accounted for a whopping 21.6 percent jump among TV dramas for the quarter.