Weekly shoots drop to year's lowest level
Offlot feature filming has gone into the deep freeze in Los Angeles, with last week seeing the lowest level so far this year following two weeks of slow activity.The week’s total of 67 days was six days lower than the mid-April frame and less than half of the same frame in 2010. Feature activity was a third of the 2011 highs for the year of 246 days and 229 days during the last two weeks of June. Warner Bros.’ period drama “Gangster Squad,” starring Sean Penn and Ryan Gosling, was the most active feature with 11 permitted days, according to figures provided Tuesday by the FilmL.A. permitting agency. Other features lensing in L.A. included “Coyote,” “Lords of Salem,” “Plan B.,” “Seven Psychopaths” and “Violet.” Total permitted production days declined 19% to 533 last week. TV shooting declined 31% to 398 days, with Little Pond’s “Discover” the most active last week with 31 days. Other TV productions currently shooting in L.A. include “508/509,” “American Horror Story,” “Prime Suspect,” “Ringer,” “Southland,” “Around the World in 80 Plates,” “The Braxtons” and “Wreck Room.” TV reality days are less than half what they were last year for the same period, when TV shooting was far above typical levels. Commercial shooting was off 38% to 90 days with a Honda commercial shot racking up the most days at eight.