Hollywood’s off-lot production activity surged last week to one of the highest levels of the year following several weeks of sluggishness.
Figures released Tuesday by the FilmL.A. permitting org showed 715 permitted days for the week — up 18% from the same week a year ago and 20% from the previous week.
Feature activity surpassed 200 days for the first time in 2012, led by immigrant drama “La jaula de oro” with 23 days, including scenes in the Los Angeles River near the Sixth Street Bridge near downtown. The film’s story starts in Guatemala and ends in Los Angeles.
Other features being shot last week in Los Angeles included “Blood Ransom,” “The Pretty One” and “Someone Marry Barry.”
TV activity jumped 32% thanks to shooting in the talk, webisode and reality categories. TV dramas and sitcoms were flat or down year over year for the week.
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” was the most active TV shoot with 28 days, while reality show “HXL” generated 21 days.
Other shows shooting locally included Charlie Sheen starrer “Anger Management,” “Key and Peele,” “Tattoo Nightmares,” “The Voice” and “Face Off.”