from: Dave McNary, Variety.com –
Overall offlot filming in Hollywood has heated up in October with three consecutive weeks of increased activity.
Last week’s total hit 720 permitted days, according to permitting agency FilmL.A., up 19% from the same period in 2011, following hikes of 12% and 8%.
The weekly increases have come after Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation extending the state’s tax credit incentive program for two years, approving the extension on Sept. 29 and ensuring another $100 million in annual credits for productions shot in California.
The mainstay TV category hit 438 days, thanks to ongoing gains in sitcoms and webisodes, which were up 48% and 148%, respectively, in the third quarter. “Private Practice” and “Windsor Square” were the most active productions last week.
Screen Gems’ reboot of “About Last Night” was the most active feature shooting offlot last week with 14 permitted days. The dramedy, starring Michael Ealy, Regina Hall and Kevin Hart with Steve Pink directing, has been shooting since mid-September in downtown around Sixth and Main streets.
Dark comedy “Trust Me,” with Clark Gregg directing from his screenplay, racked up seven days in its third weeks of shooting with filming at Northridge Middle School and at Dahlia Heights Elementary in Eagle Rock. Pic will be for sale at the upcoming American Film Market.