Shooting of films, TV shows, commercials and music videos on the streets of Los Angeles continued to slide in April compared with a year earlier, when production was in high gear as studios prepared for potential strikes.
The number of shooting permit days granted by the Entertainment Industry Development Corp. fell 11% from a year earlier to 2,622, according to the agency. The biggest drop was in feature film permits, which fell 47% to 694 shooting days.
TV and commercial indicators both rose, with the number of TV permit days rising 23% to 1,299 and commercial days up 16% to 476.
One permit day represents a single day of shooting on a project. The numbers measure shooting only outside studio lots, where permits aren't required. But the permit figures are considered a barometer of overall local production activity.