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FilmLA 2020: Second Quarter A Near-Total Loss For On-Location Filming


FilmLA Logo - cut from reportFilmLA, partner film office for the City and County of Los Angeles and other local jurisdictions, has updated its quarterly report series quantifying on-location filming within its service area. The new report, comparing April- June 2020 with the same period in the prior year, offers a portrait of an industry on lockdown – revealing that overall production declined 97.8 percent to just 194 Shoot Days* (SD) last quarter.

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Last quarter also returned the lowest filming levels on record. By State and County order, production remained shut down from March 20 to June 15. Although State and County officials gave film production the green light to resume in late June, the return to work to-date has been gradual and cautious.

FilmLA.2020-Q1-TV-reality-269x300The COVID-19 pandemic affected all industry sectors in the second quarter, including the region’s primary production sector, television (down 98.2 percent to 52 SD) and secondary production sector, commercials (down 95.5 percent to 58 SD). Feature film production, the third-largest industry segment also took a hit (down 99.7 percent to 3 SD).

For a detailed status update on production’s recent resumption in Greater Los Angeles, refer to FilmLA’s COVID-19 Resource Center at:

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