Quiet start to the third quarter
On-location filming in Los Angeles turned warmer last week following a quiet start to the third quarter, with the weekend’s closure of the 405 Freeway — dubbed “Carmaggedon” — appearing to have little impact.Overall production for films, TV and spots totaled 535 permitted production days during the week that ended Sunday — up 14% from the year-ago period and 32% above the previous week, according to figures provided Tuesday by FilmL.A. Total feature production gained 23% to 146 permitted days, up 27 days from the year ago week and 35 days from the previous week. Feature activity set a high for the year during June 20-26 with 246 permitted days due to reshoots of DreamWorks’ family drama “Welcome to People.” FFG Movies was the most active offlot feature, with 11 days for “Deadtime Stories: Grave Secrets and the Watching Game” and Image Production Services’ “The Truth in Being Right” with 10 days. Other films being shot in Los Angeles include “He Loves Me,” “Save the Date,” “Think Like a Man” and “This Is 40.” TV shooting for the week rose 18% to 272 days or 43 more than the same week last year. TV series shooting in Los Angeles include “How Do I Look,” “House of Lies,” “Say Yes to Less” and “Sons of Anarchy.” Commercials posted a 6% increase during the week, with 117 days. Duo Films was the most active producer, with 12 days for a spot for Renault Samsung.