Despite substantial rains in Los Angeles, offlot activity was up 5% for the week, with 641 permitted production days during the week that ended Sunday.
There were a bigger than normal number of changes to permits on Friday because of the rain, noted Todd Lindgren, spokesman for the FilmL.A. permitting agency.
According to figures released Tuesday by the agency, TV activity continued to rep the lion’s share of production and kept activity on a pace with last year’s rates with 423 days — 31 more than in the same period last year. GCM Prods.’ “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution 2” was the most active production with 37 days.
Other shows shooting offlot included “Southland,” “Castle,” “True Blood,” “CSI: NY” and “Law and Order L.A.”
Feature activity plunged 46% vs. the year-ago week with 38 days permitted. Most active was Fox’s “X-Men: First Class” with 12 days, with less than four months before its June 3 opening.
Other features shooting with offlot permits in the L.A. area include DreamWorks’ “Welcome to People,” “The Lid” and “The Clinic.”
Commercials posted a 21% increase during the week with 180 days. Smuggler Inc. was the most active producer with 27 dates, including 11 for a Honda Accord spot.