Beginning of pilot season doesn't help much

Offlot TV production in Los Angeles has stayed soft at the start of the spring quarter, with a 16% decline last week vs. a year earlier.

According to figures provided Tuesday by permitting agency FilmL.A., TV shooting fell by 58 permitted days last week to 312; Shed Media reality show “HXL” was the most active production with 21 days.

Pilot production generated a moderate 47 days vs. 21 in the same frame of 2011. Pilot production spiked during the last two weeks of March with more than two-thirds of first-quarter pilot production.

Other shows shooting locally included “The Client List,” “Windsor Square,” “My Cat From Hell,” Pit Boss,” “Push Girls,” Wipeout” and “Awkward.”

Feature production jumped 43% to 102 days, still below average. Hydraulx Films’ “Chimera” was the most active with 21 days, while other projects shot last week included “HH Project,” “Orbs the Boyle Heights Paranormal Project,” “Stand Up Guys,” “Super Cyclone,” “The Conversation” and “Tick Tock.”

Mejorees Fotografias was the most active commerical shoot with 21 days for its “Una Mas” spot.

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