FilmLA’s Location Permit Applications Jump 45% in March

FilmLA has reported an increase in the application for on-location permits for March, an optimistic sign for the return of production in Hollywood.

After the holiday COVID surge and voluntarily industry production pause in December and January, application activity surged 45% from February (with 777 applications) to March (with 1,125 applications).

“The current pace of business resumption is encouraging,” said FilmLA President Paul Audley. “Continuing industry adherence to Appendix J protocols, which has made film sets among the safest possible workplaces during the pandemic, remains important even as local vaccine uptake increases.”

Total shoot days were down last quarter from the same quarter in 2020. A total of 7011

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