L.A. film lensing up sharply in Aug.

Prod'n activity up 28% over comparable period in 2010

Off-lot feature film activity in Los Angeles remained relatively robust last week with 174 permitted days — more than double the total in the same week last year.

Indie thriller “The Pact” from Locked Door Films and Viacom’s “Sports Camp” led the way with 14 days each, according to figures provided Tuesday by the FilmL.A. permitting agency. The week’s total was 99 days ahead of the year-ago week — but well below the 2011 highs for the year of 246 days and 229 days during the last two weeks of June.

Other films being shot in Los Angeles include “Bad Mother in Law,” “9 Full Moons,” “Dirty People,” “End of Watch,” “He Loves Me,” “Saving Lincoln” and Sony’s “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” directed by David Fincher and due out in December.

Overall production for films, TV and spots totaled 686 permitted production days during the week that ended Sunday — up 28% from the year-ago period and up 11 days from the previous week. The 2011 period’s also up 37% from the same week in 2009 and 7% from the 2008 week.

TV shooting for the week increased 24% to 379 days or 74 more than the same week last year and 24 more than the previous week. Bala Prods. was the active producer with 27 days for reality TV show “Shop Girls.”

Other TV series shooting in Los Angeles include “Chuck,” “CSI: Miami,” “Revenge,” “Private Practice,” “Bait Car Season 3,” “Best Ink” and “Holland in Da Hood.”

Commercials declined by 24 days to 133. Anonymous Content was the most active producer with 22 days. A spot for VW High Five was the most active production with nine days.

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