TV activity kept off-lot shooting in the Los Angeles at an even keel, with 678 permitted production days during the week that ended Sunday, encompassing two more production days than the same period last year.
Feature activity declined 14% compared to the year-ago week with 63 days permitted, according to figures released Tuesday by the FilmL.A. permit coordinating agency.
The most active feature production during the period was Ari Folman’s “The Congress,” which obtained permits for 15 days through the Liverpool Inc. production company. Project, loosely based on Stanislaw Lem novel “The Futurological Congress,” centers on a man at a conference on global overpopulation who’s besieged by government and rebel forces.
Other features shooting with offlot permits in the Los Angeles area include Clint Eastwood’s “J. Edgar,” Matthew Vaughn’s “X Men: First Class” and DreamWorks’ “Welcome to People.”
TV activity gained 14% to 452 days, led by 27 days for Lizard Trading Prods.’ “Deception with Keith Barry.”
Commercials posted an 18% decline during the week with 163 days. Park Pictures was the most active producer with 15 dates, including a dozen for a spot for Kia.