Earlier this month, FilmL.A. Research published one of its most comprehensive reports ever. The new report, entitled “Filming On-Location in Los Angeles: 1993-2013,” analyzes patterns of growth and decline in local filming brought about by developments in the U.S. domestic film, television and commercial production market.
The report includes a detailed examination of filming trends across nine distinct project categories, with guidance on data interpretation for lay audiences. The report underscores the importance of efforts to attract and retain film production in Los Angeles and California, prompting reactions from prominent industry champions like Mayor Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles:
This report underscores the urgency of our work to reverse runaway production. The entertainment industry is a cornerstone of our civic identity and our economy, with 500,000 jobs at stake. I will cut red tape at City Hall and fight in Sacramento to make sure L.A. is the best possible place for production and ensure that we are always the entertainment capital of the world.
Here are some of the report’s key findings:
FilmL.A. updates its on-location production reports on a quarterly basis, and issues a television pilot production report annually. A new FilmL.A. Research report focused on domestic feature film production is slated for release later this year.