Filming activity in Los Angeles down 10% year-on-year in Q3

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Los Angeles saw a drop in filming days for the third quarter of 2022 compared to last year and the previous quarter, according to the latest figures from FilmLA.

Total shooting days were 9,066 for the third quarter (July 1 to September 30), down 10.5% from the same period last year and -1.7% from compared to the previous quarter this year (9,220).

Feature films ended the quarter with 828 SD, compared to 1,100 in Q3 2021. Local productions included Barbie (Warner Bros.), Beverly Hills Cop (Netflix), Destroy all neighbors (Shudder), x fast (Universal Images) and Young. Savage. Free. (Confluential Films).

Commercial production activity in the region continued to decline with a total of 1,021 DSs this quarter, compared to 1,533 last year.

Television activity is down -10.5% overall compared to the same period in 2021, but remains 4.7% above the five-year average. For the first time since the start of the pandemic recovery in the second quarter of 2021, TV drama activity fell -11.7% year-on-year (1,198 ET in Q3 2022 vs. 1,356 ET in 2021) and – 5.5% compared to the five-year average. Local TV series include 9-1-1 (Fox), american gigolo (Show time), barry (HBO), Bel-Air (Peacock), The Bosch heritage (Amazon).

“We see an expected downturn taking shape,” noted FilmLA President Paul Audley. “At this point, we note that the COVID-19 Delta wave forced a shift in off-season production last year. This change led to record filming levels in the second half of 2021, so in light of that, this is a slight drop.

Hollywood studios and unions recently extended the back-to-work agreement reached during the pandemic.

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