Modest increase for offlot production in features
This week’s offlot production saw a modest increase in feature shoots and a decrease in television production with overall increases from this time last year.Combined permitted days for film, TV and spots totaled 522, up by eight days from the same period in 2010, according to figures provided Tuesday by the FilmL.A. permitting agency. This week’s total shows a 3-day increase from last week. At 97 days, feature production more than doubled from this time last year and rose 3% from last week. For the third week in a row, “The First Time” from Jerimaca Films was the most active project with 22 permitted days. “Time,” helmed by Jonathan Kasdan from his own script, began its five-week shoot on April 20 and has been lensing in the Chatsworth area. Other features currently shooting off-lot include “Blood Relative,” “Dark Hearts” and “Geezas, My Mothers Curse.” TV activity declined 6% from last week with 334 days, up 7% from this time last year. E! Entertainment’s “How Do I Look?” dominated activity with 22 days. Other active TV shoots include “Californication,” “Hawthorne” and “Hell’s Kitchen.” Commercials increased 33% from last week to 91; the most active shoot was a spot for Dodge with 15.