Movie Biz Showing Robust Health
Film L.A., the one-stop clearing house for filming permits in the Los Angeles area, whose activities are regarded as a signpost of the overall health of the industry, said on Tuesday that productions on the streets of the city and county rose 17.6 percent during the first quarter over the same period a year ago. The organization tallied 13,361 production days versus 11,360 days during the same period in 2012. Leading the rise was feature-film production which increased 25.5 percent during the quarter. Noting that the figures represented a rebound for the industry, FilmL.A. observed, The first quarter is typically a slower season for feature film production in Los Angeles, so the early increase could bode well for the rest of 2013.