‘Rock’-solid surge

Offlot production in L.A. heating up

Offlot production in Los Angeles began heating up last week with 700 days of shooting — the top weekly total of 2012 by far, though still down 1% vs. 2011.

Features and spots gained ground by 13% and 27%, respectively, while TV slid 15%. Overall production in Los Angeles was down five days compared with the same week last year, according to figures provided Tuesday by the FilmL.A. permitting agency.

The most active feature filming came from reshoots of “Rock of Ages” with 23 days. Production on “Rock,” starring Tom Cruise, has included aerial shots of the Hollywood sign, Capitol Records building, the Chateau Marmont, Chinese Theater and the Roosevelt Hotel along with shooting in the Lancaster and North County area — which is doubling as Oklahoma.

Other features shooting offlot in the Los Angeles area include “Black Forest,” “Burt Wonderstone,” “Lovelace,” “The C Foundation” and “The Big Time.”

“Private Practice” was the most active TV shoot last week with nine days. “CSI: NY,” “Southland,” “The Client List,” “Touch,” “Easy Chinese 2,” “Germany’s Next Top Model,” “Machines of Glory,” “QViva The Chosen” and “Suburgatory” were shooting last week.

The most active commercial shoots last week, Mercedes and Ugg Boots, were at 10 days each.

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