Offlot filming shoots up

Overall offlot production was up 25% last week over the same period last year, led by a 36% increase in television shoots.

TV production increased from 231 days to 314, propelled by reality show “Cool Deal” with 21 permitted days, according to figures provided by FilmL.A. permitting agency.

Feature production showed a 46% increase, going from 84 to 123 days. Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight Rises” (shooting under the title “Magnus Rex”) took up the most time with 20 permitted days.

Commercials decreased from the same time last year, but not by much, dropping from 136 to 126 days. Despite the decrease, overall production increased from 451 to 563 days for the same week in 2010.

Other TV shows shooting in Los Angeles last week include “Prime Suspect,” “Private Practice” and “Two and a Half Men.” Features shooting last week included “Argo” and “Gangster Squad.”

Last week’s stats are an increase over the previous week’s, which saw TV lensing jump 18% and film 15% over the same period in 2010.

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