Hollywood’s off-lot production activity is winding up the second quarter on a typically sluggish note with network TV on hiatus.
TV shooting declined 5% to 265 days. The most active productions were an untitled NBC reality show and the Jimmy Kimmel talkshow, both with 21 days, according to figures released Tuesday by the FilmL.A. permitting org. Kimmel’s show, shot at Hollywood and Highland with segments from the Walk of Fame, is usually among the leaders in off-lot shooting.
Other TV shoots included “Major Crimes,” “Pit Boss,” “The Pad 3” and “Basketball Wives Season 2.”
By contrast, feature filming saw one of the highest levels of the year at 176 days. That was 28% behind the year-earlier frame, the peak week in 2011. Features shot locally included “Eat Spirit Eat,” “Loaded,” “Being American,” “Lucky Stiff” and “Raging Bull 2.” Scenes have been shot at the Los Angeles Fire Dept. training facility on Stadium Way and in Elysian Park.
Most active commercial shot was a spot for Mitsubishi with 14 days.