L.A. Filming Gets a Big Boost as Virus Threat Begins to Recede

Labor News, Industry News

Reprinted from The Los Angeles Times by Anousha Sakoui on March 10, 2021.

Filming in the Los Angeles region saw a huge boost in activity last month, as the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic began to recede and officials allowed productions to restart.

February saw 777 film permit applications, up 43% from the previous month, FilmLA said in a report published Wednesday. The permits are for productions filming on-location or outside of a certified soundstage or studio backlot in the Los Angeles area.

The surge in production made February the third-busiest month for the industry since the pandemic shut down location filming a year ago, according to FilmLA, the nonprofit group that handles film permits for the city and the county. …

LA Times 3/10

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