Feature production at 131 days last week
Offlot feature production in Los Angeles posted its second most active period of the year last week with 131 permitted days. That was up seven days from the previous week.Among features currently shot locally, “Neighbors” posted the highest number of permitted days at 25, according to figures provided Tuesday by the FilmL.A. permitting agency. Other features currently shooting in Los Angeles include “Open Road,” “Just Pretend,” “I Am Singh” and “My Mother’s Curse,” starring Seth Rogen and Barbra Streisand. The 2011 weekly high for offlot feature shoots was set during the third week of March with 178. Offlot feature shooting still remains far below the levels of the mid-1990s, when tracking of permits began. Overall production for films, TV and spots totaled 570 permitted production days during the week that ended Sunday, up 4% compared with the year-ago period. TV shooting for the week edged down 6% to 302 days, or 21 fewer than the same week last year. Woodbridge Prods. was the most active offlot TV producer with 26 days, while “Hawthorne” as the most active drama with 16 days. TV series currently shooting offlot in Los Angeles include “Sons of Anarchy,” “Hell’s Kitchen,” “Dexter,” “Switched” and “The Protector.” Commercials posted a 56% hike during the week with 137 days, up 49 from the same frame in 2011. HSI Prods. was the most active producer with 26 days; a spot for Slim Jim was the most active production with 10.