Film shoots down 5.3% in first quarter

Offlot feature and TV production in Los Angeles stayed a bit soft during the first week of the second quarter with film down 33% to 63 days and TV sliding 3% to 379 days vs. the same period in 2010.

Figures provided Tuesday by the FilmL.A. permitting agency continued the first-quarter trend. Offlot feature film production slid 5.3% in the first quarter and TV shoots declined 3.7%.

Commercial activity jumped 64% to 166 days with the increase stemming from a notably slow period in the 2010.

The feature total of 63 days was one of lowest of the year. Franklin Franklin’s “Small Apartments” was the most active production during the week on the feature side with 14 permitted days.

“The Event, episode 121″ racked up the most days in TV dramas with 13. Spots for Coke and Chevy were the most active on the commercials side with 11 and 10 days, respectively.Other features currently shooting offlot in Los Angeles include “Bad Ass,” “Barely Legal,” “Dream Cleaners,” “No One to Blame,” “The Odd Life of Timothy Green,” “Tag” and “Wrong.”

TV shows shooting in Los Angeles include “Bad Wolf,” “Bones,” “Chuck,” “Death Valley,” “Entourage,” “House,” “Law & Order: L.A.,” “The Office,” “Private Practice” and “Rizzoli and Isles.”

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