COVID-19 pandemic causes 25-year low in L.A. filming (latimes.com)
A boost in production in the fall was not enough to keep 2020 from being one of the worst years for filming in Los Angeles in a generation.
On-location filming in the L.A. region produced just 18,993 shoot days in 2020, down 48 % from 36,540 shoots days in 2019 — the lowest level in over 25 years, according to a new report from film-permitting group FilmLA.
During the fourth quarter, production picked up considerably, reaching 7,348 shoot days, but was still down 25% compared with the year-earlier period, the report said. A shoot day is defined as one crew’s permission to film at one or more locations during a 24-hour period.
By: Anousha Sakoui