Earlier this week, FilmL.A. Research released its 2014 Feature Film Production Report, which analyzes a sample of 106 U.S. feature films released theatrically last year, identifying where they were filmed and how much was spent to produce them. The report also examines California’s top competitors and year-over-year trends in feature production yield.
According to the 20-page study, total of 22 California-made film projects were released theatrically in 2014 (18 live action films & 4 animated films) giving the state an edge over its competitors in total project count and production spending. The 22 projects filmed in California brought an estimated $1.11 billion in total production spending to the state.
Some of the report’s other notable findings include:
“This report once again highlights the economic impact of the entertainment industry. Hollywood is the bedrock of our middle class in L.A., and our new tax credit and the productions it will bring back to California will support tens of thousands of jobs and billions of dollars of economic activity,” said L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti. “It’s not just about the people and businesses the entertainment industry directly employs, but the businesses they support in their neighborhoods.”