Film Production in L.A. Rebounds to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Film production in Los Angeles rebounded to pre-pandemic levels in the second quarter of 2021, according to permit data released Thursday by FilmLA.

The film office recorded 9,791 shoot days from April to June of 2021 — the highest total since the last quarter of 2019 and higher than the average level for all of 2019.

The rebound coincided with California’s statewide “reopening” in June, though COVID cases have since spiked again with the fast spread of the delta variant around the country. A handful of productions have had to shut down since the increase began around July 4.

“By almost any available measure, the second quarter was good

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