'Southland' Driving L.. Location Shoots

TV has continued to drive Hollywood location shooting with “Southland,” wrapping up its fifth season this week, a mainstay during the first quarter.

“Southland,” produced by Warner Bros. TV, totaled 22 days of permitted shoots last week, according to figures released Monday by permitting agency FilmL.A. Webisode “Circle of Moms” was the most active shoot with 49 days.

“Southland’ has topped location shooting five times during the first quarter. The LAPD procedural shot scenes last week at the Central Division and Rampart police stations, a car chase on Glendale Boulevard, a residential scene in the Hermon neighborhood and of Chief Charlie Beck holding a mock news conference at the former LAPD headquarters at Parker Center.

This week’s activity will include a shoot at a local oil refinery with Friday set as the last day for this season.

Overall TV activity surged 49% to 456 days with gains in dramas, sitcoms and webisodes. Recent TV shoots include “Ray Donovan,” “The Client List,” “Top Model Norway,” “Modern Family” and “Wilfred.”

Features activity was led by indie “Metempsychosis.” Other shoots included “Dead of Night,” “Tick Tock Too” and “April Rain.”

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