The economy may be sputtering, but Los Angeles is abuzz with commercial shoots.
Overall filming on city streets and unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County climbed 13% last week over the same time a year earlier, thanks to a surge in commercial production from advertisers such as Sears, Lexus, Verizon and L'Oreal, according to the latest data from FilmL.A. Inc., which processes film permits.
On-location shoots for commercials generated 94 production days last week, a 67% increase over the same time a year earlier. Commercial filming activity rose 17% in the third quarter.
-- Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times