Offlot production in Los Angeles slid 9% last week with 666 total days — 67 fewer than the same period last year, according to figures provided by FilmL.A.
But the year-to-date trend in local production during the first quarter has remained relatively steady so far with gains in six weeks, declines in three and no change in two other weeks. Biggest gains came in mid-Janaury while the largest decline was in early March.
Feature filming dropped 14% for the week to 74 permitted days, led by 14 for an untitled comedy from Derf, nine for DreamWorks’ “Welcome to People” and seven for “Sushi Girl.” Other films lensing offlot in Los Angeles are “333,” “Joshua Tree,” “Hitting on Destiny” and “Tag.”
TV shoots for the week fell 12% to 392 days, 53 fewer than in the same week last year. ABC Studios was the most active producer with 30 days and “Criminal Minds” logged the most days with 10.
Current TV skeins shooting offlot include “Private Practice,” “The Event,” “NCIS” and “Law & Order: Los Angeles.”
Commercials posted a 1% decline during the week with 200 days. Assembly Films was the most active producer with 15 days with a spot for Church’s Chicken.