LOS ANGELES, Nov. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — FilmL.A. — official film office for the City and County of Los Angeles and 23 other jurisdictions — today released the first in a series of planned bi-annual Sound Stage Production Reports highlighting filming taking place on L.A. area certified sound stages.
The complete report can be accessed here: www.filmla.com/soundstage-study.
FilmL.A. has debuted a groundbreaking new research initiative, the Sound Stage Production Report, highlighting filming taking place on L.A. area certified sound stages. LA Occupancy Rates of Certified Sound Stages in 2016
The pioneering report aggregates data supplied by a growing list of FilmL.A. studio partners*, and examines both occupancy and active film and non-film use of 232 certified sound stages and adjoining backlots over a 12-month period in 2016.
The twelve FilmL.A. studio partners currently enrolled in the study operate 70 percent of the approximately 334 certified sound stages available for film production in Greater Los Angeles. Together, these twelve partners offer more than 3.3 million square feet of space, in individual facilities ranging in size from 1,000 to nearly 42,000 square feet.
The widespread availability of purpose-built production space, and FilmL.A.’s growing ability to track local filming, represent two competitive advantages for L.A.’s signature industry. Viewed strictly in terms of square footage, Los Angeles-based studio infrastructure vastly outmatches that offered by any other jurisdiction, and local construction continues.
The new data also confirms that L.A. area facilities are abuzz with film activity and that Los Angeles is very much a TV town. FilmL.A.’s studio partners reported an average occupancy rate of 96 percent in 2016. This high rate of occupancy led to similarly high rates of utilization** — a total of 9,610 stage shoot days and 2,241 backlot shoot days were recorded for the year — with most dedicated to the production of one-hour series (4,983 shoot days), half-hour series (3,340 shoot days) and talk TV shows (1,560 days).
“These findings are significant, in that they reveal a portion of the Los Angeles production picture that has until now gone unviewed,” said FilmL.A. President Paul Audley. “We hope that the availability of this data, and our plans to expand it through new studio partnerships, will be an asset to business leaders and policymakers, and further public understanding