L.A. lensing solid on rush of reality

390 permitted days in off-lot TV activity last week

Off-lot TV activity in L.A. registered a solid performance last week with 390 permitted days thanks to a strong showing by reality shows.

Style Network’s “How Do I Look” was the most active production with 21 days, according to figures provided Tuesday by the FilmL.A. permitting agency.

TV shooting for the week increased 18% to 390 days or 76 more than the same week last year and 53 more than the previous week.

Other TV series shooting in Los Angeles include “90210,” “Perception,” “Private Practice,” “Top Shot,” “CSI: Miami,” “Don’t Tell the Bride,” “Joan & Melissa,” and “America’s Got Talent.”

Features continued to see more activity this year compared with 2010: Third-quarter shooting is so far up by over 60%. For the week, feature activity totaled 150 days, led by the indie project “Gus,” up 20 days from the year-ago week but well below the 2011 highs for the year of 246 days and 229 during the last two weeks of June.

Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight Rises,” which had been the most active offlot feature in the Aug. 22-28 week under the title “Magnus Rex,” was also shooting last week in Los Angeles along with reshoots of David Fincher’s “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.” due out in December.

Overall production for films, TV and spots totaled 670 permitted production days during the week that ended Sunday — up 30% from the year-ago period, or 153 days.

Commercials increased by 57 days to 130. Paydirt was the most active producer with 11 days with a spot for Siemens. Location scout

Overall offlot producing in L.A. was up 30% with 670 permitted days last week, according to figures from permitting agency FilmL.A.

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