On-Location Filming Slides 5.2% in Los Angeles for Second Quarter

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On-location filming in Los Angeles dropped by 5.2% in the second quarter, due to a 15.1% decline in television shooting, FilmL.A. reported Thursday.

Feature film activity rose 11%, while commercials surged 14.2%. The California Film Tax Credit accounted for 11.3% of the feature shoot days, including Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Brie Larson’s “Captain Marvel,” “Bumblebee” and Amy Poehler’s Netflix-backed “Wine Country.”

TV dramas fell 9% to 718 shoot days, and incentivized series accounted for 28% of all activity on shows such as “The OA,” “SWAT,” “Strange Angel,” “Snowfall,” “Mayans M.C.,” and “Animal Kingdom.” TV comedies posted the only increase in the TV category, rising 23% to 470 shoot days. Projects that received the California Film & TV Tax Credit and filmed in second quarter included “I’m Dying Up Here” and “Ballers.”

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