Los Angeles Film Production Slips 5.2% in Q3

FilmLA attributes drop to likely increase in soundstage filming over on-location shoots

Despite a rosy outlook for employment on film and TV productions, the latest quarterly report from FilmLA shows that on-location shooting in Los Angeles dropped again by 5.2% year over year. A total of 9,226 on-location shooting days were logged in the third quarter of 2019, down from 9,734 in 2018.

The only major category that saw an increase in shooting days was TV Comedy, which increased 45.6% to 754 shooting days during the third quarter. TV Drama production declined for the first time this year, slipping 28.6%, while feature film production, which has generally struggled this year, dropped another 24.7%.

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Jeremy Fuster

Box Office Reporter • jeremy.fuster@thewrap.com • Twitter: @jeremyfuster