Commercial production continues favorably in Los Angeles, local shooting increasing to 4.4% and a massive quant of 7, 739 days – separate from the derisive constriction in production from its television counterpart, primetime.
Productions in California rose with the powerhouse slating of The Dark Knight Rises filmed in L.A. matched with subsequent lensing locally; including production of Savages by director Oliver Stone belaying the routine slough in fourth-quarter shooting days – a 26.4% dip.
FilmL.A., location permit coordinator, released queue on-location production in Los Angeles: production rose 4.2% over the past year due to the successful wraps of theatrical and commercial schedules; however TV dipped to 10.6% in the fourth-quarter with 10 less hourly dramas completing.
New York City continues to proffer higher incentive for filming and production. New York’s strong production draw – it expanded and extended its state Film Production Tax Credit Program tallying 23 primetime series attracting 10 seasonal pilot shootings, 8 picked for a series’ run. CW’s Ringer and NBC’s Prime Suspect began NYC production, resetting in L.A., and later cancelled.
Pilots in production increased 6.1% over the year, reality TV rose 1%. Sitcoms dropped 12.8% and nighttime dramas tapered to 11.5%.
The California Film and Television Tax Credit Program afforded productions to seek greater filming opportunities – New York, Louisiana and other United States have bettered their tax and credit breaks to court production-slates.
The goal of any incentive remains to halt runaway production; Unions roll back rates with productions made outside of Los Angeles to previous numbers; the affect to draw subsequent productions locally.