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L.A. television production booms in second quarter, agency says
L.A. television production booms in second quarter, agency says

Los Angeles saw a big boost in TV production across all genres in the three months ended June 30, increasing 34% over the same period last year. The gains were across the board in dramas, sitcoms, reality and Web-based TV, according to data released Tuesday by the nonprofit FilmL.A. Inc., which handles film permits for the city and county. The increase in part reflects the new emphasis on fresh programming for the summer — once a slow period of re-runs and pilots, said FilmL.A. President Paul Audley. "The amount of television increase surprised us until we realized a lot of it is driven by a new summer schedule with much more original content then we've seen in the...

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