Production in L.A. Keeps Rebounding as More Film and TV Projects Return

Labor News, Industry News

Reprinted from The Hollywood Reporter by Bryn Sandberg on April 23, 2021.

Production in Los Angeles continues its rise.

According to FilmLA’s latest report, filming in the city shows more signs of rebounding after a major downturn amid the pandemic.

After the COVID-19 surge in January and the voluntary industry production pause that resulted, film permit applications surged 45 percent from February (with 777 applications) to March (with 1,125 applications).

“The current pace of business resumption is encouraging,” said FilmLA president Paul Audley. “Continuing industry adherence to Appendix J protocols, which has made film sets among the safest possible workplaces during the pandemic, remains important even as local vaccine uptake increases.” …

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