On Location Filming Jumps 15% in 2010

The Los Angeles Times is reporting a 15 percent increase in shooting days across the Southland during calendar year 2010. The trend is one of growth from the bottoming-out that took place in 2009 – a 26% gain in total. Quoting from the article:

Los Angeles recorded significant gains in on-location filming activity in 2010, powered by economic recovery, a revival in television comedies and state tax credits that helped to lure new business.

But even with the increased activity, feature production remained less than half what it was in 1996, underscoring the long-term challenges L.A. faces as it struggles to keep movies and TV shows from leaving Southern California…

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