Hollywood’s seeing a sluggish spring in weekly offlot TV production — particularly now that pilot-season shooting appears to be over.
Permitting agency FilmL.A. provided figures Tuesday showing that TV shooting last week slid 22% to 261 days, down 73 from the same frame a year ago. It was the third-slowest week of the year for TV, with only 35 days more than the first week of the year, which saw the fewest TV shoots of 2012.
Largest drops came in TV reality, down to 125 days from 161 last year, and in TV drama, which slid to 44 days from 67. There was no pilot shooting after a season that saw activity surge during the last two weeks of March.
Shed Media’s reality skein “HXL” was the most active for the third week in a row with 21 days last week. Other shows shot locally included “The Client List,” “Major Crimes,” “My Cat From Hell,” “The Millionaire Matchmaker,” “Skinny” and “Wilfred.”
Features activity was also soft at 86 days — less than half that of the period two weeks ago, which saw 172 permitted days.
Either-Or Prods.’ “Atlas Shrugged Part II” was the most active production with 12 days. Other shoots included “Hitchcock: The Making of Psycho,” “Look of Love,” “Snake and Mongoose” and “Almost Broadway.”
A spot for Bank of America’s local market campaign generated the most days for a commercial with 11.