Weekly offlot production in Los Angeles rebounded during the last week of April, breaking a string of five straight weeks of declines.
Combined permitted days for film, TV and spots totaled 519, up 5% vs. the same period in 2010, according to figures provided Tuesday by the FilmL.A. permitting agency. Total was up 16% from the previous week, which was the lowest since the first week of the year and marked the fifth week in a row that figures had declined compared to the same week last year.
Feature production declined 10% to 94 days in film, with Jerimaca Films’ teen comedy “The First Time” the most active with 22 days. “Time,” directed by Jonathan Kasdan from his own script, began its five-week shoot on April 20 and has been lensing in the Chatsworth area.
Other features being shot offlot locally include “Duke,” “Lip Service,” “My Mothers Curse,” “Truth or Dare” and “The Surrogate.”
TV activity dominated as usual with 357 days, up 13% from the same week in 2010. ABC’s “Awkward” was the most active with eight days.
Other skeins shooting locally include “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “Californication,” “Entourage,” “Law and Order: L.A.,” “Hawthorne,” “Bad Wolf” and “Rizzoli and Isles.”
Commercials edged down 3% to 68 days; the most active shoot was a spot for Hyundai with 15.