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Offlot production still slows

Total shooting days second lowest of 2011

Weekly offlot production in Los Angeles has remained laggardly during April, with the most recent week recording the second lowest total of the year.

Combined permitted days for film, TV and spots were 448 for the week ended Sunday, skidding 20% vs. the same period in 2010, according to figures provided Tuesday by the FilmL.A. permitting agency. Total was the lowest since the first week of the year and marked the fifth week in a row that figures had declined compared to the same week last year.

Feature production declined 35% to 73 days in film, with Jerimaca Films’ teen comedy “The First Time” the most active with 15 days. “Time,” directed by Jonathan Kasdan from his own script, began its five-week shoot on April 20 and has been lensing in the Chatsworth area.

TV activity dominated as usual with 291 days, down 12% from the same week in 2010. NBCUniversal’s “The Office” was the most active with 14 days. The skein’s shooting this week in Panorama City.

Commercials fell 26% to 84 days; the most active shoot was a spot for WBITV with 10 days. Location scout
Overall offlot production in Los Angeles declined 20% to 448 days over last year according to figures from permitting agency FilmL.A.

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