Pilots finally revving L.A. offlot shoots

Fox's 'New Girl' is week's most active

Local pilot production has started to rev up, with overall offlot TV production rising 11% in Hollywood last week.

More than a quarter of the TV shooting stemmed from pilots, which totaled 103 permitted days last week, according to figures released Tuesday by the FilmLA permitting agency. That was 41 more than the same week of 2011, which saw an earlier pilot season.

Among the pilots shooting locally are CBS”s “Applebaum,” Fox’s “El Jefe” and NBC’s “Save Me.”

Fox’s “New Girl” was the most active offlot TV shoot with 13 days. Other skeins shooting locally included “Awkward,” “The Client List,” “The Mentalist,” “ABDC,” “All Things Brody,” “Bait Car: L.A.,” “The Glee Project,” “Tia and Tamera” and “Tosh.O.”

Feature activity remained laggardly with only 60 days last week with “In a World” racking up the largest number of permitted days at 10. Other films shooting locally included “In Your Eyes,” “Marcher,” “Of God and Kings,” “Tall Hot Blonde,” “Bling Ring” and “Get a Job.”

A spot for Chrysler was the most active in commercials with 12 days.

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