Filming and the Local Economy


STUDIO CITY - Have you spotted a film crew in your neighborhood? FilmLA shares insight on what that means for the local economy. 

On any given day in Los Angeles, an average of 120 crews are filming across the city. A one-day commercial shoot with a mid-sized crew generates an estimated $100,000 for the local economy. The film shoot pictured above was composed of a seven-member cast and a 45-member crew that used local vendors and locally rented equipment and space for the production. 

With the expansion of California's Film and TV Tax Credit Program, the City of Los Angeles is taking steps to accommodate an increase in production and move forward on initiatives to simplify the film-permitting process and prevent other production hassles.

"Film and TV production is essential to our city's economy and to our cultural history," said Councilmember Krekorian, who is also chair of the City Council's Ad Hoc Committee on Film and TV Production Jobs. "It creates good jobs for Angelenos, spurs economic activity and keeps L.A. on the map as the entertainment capital of the world."