FilmLA sez TV shoots down 23% vs. 2011

With TV pilot shoots going later than usual, offlot production in Los Angeles has cooled off compared to the year-ago period.

Weekly overall production slid 17% from the same week last year to 523 days, according to figures provided Tuesday by the FilmL.A. permitting agency.

TV shoots declined 23% to 309 days, or 90 days less than the same week a year ago.

“We’re seeing some half-hour single-camera pilots begin to pull permits, but we’re still waiting for the one-hour drama pilots to show up,” said FilmL.A. spokesman Todd Lindgren. “We’ve been told that many are planning a mid-March start.”

Fox’s “Touch” was the most active offlot shoot last week with seven days. Other shows shooting locally include “Awake,” “Ringer,” “True Blood,” “America’s Got Talent,” “Broken Minds,” “Pretty Girls Rock,” “New Girl,” “The Office” and “Up All Night.”

Features totalled 95 days last week. “Channeling” was the most active film shooting last week with 18 days.

Other films currently shooting offlot in Los Angeles include “Burt Wonderstone,” “Finchley Dreams,” “HH Project,” “Supremacy” and “Watercolor Postcards.”

Commercials declined from the previous week’s robust activity, when the total was 251 days, to 119 days. A GDF spot was the most active with 14 days.

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