Television film production for the third quarter was up 31.1 percent over last year, according to Los Angeles's film office FilmL.A.
Reality TV production was up the most, posting a 49.2 percent gain, while TV dramas were up 43.2 percent, TV pilot production went up 40.8 percent and Web-based TV was up 12.3 percent, according to a press release from FilmL.A. The one category to take a major hit was sitcoms — production was down 29 percent for the quarter.
"While we are still trying to reclaim our share of television production, we’re encouraged by dramatic television producers' interest in filming in Los Angeles," FilmL.A. President Paul Audley said in a press release. "With the new tax credit taking effect next July, we see strong potential for growth in local TV work ahead."
L.A.'s film office credited the increased drama production to California's film incentive, with local projects benefiting from the project including "Pretty Little Liars," "Rizzoli & Isles," "Major Crimes," "Legends" and "Perception."
Meanwhile, film production ticked down by 4 percent year over year, according to FilmL.A. Projects that received state funding include "Straight Outta Compton," "Never Leave," "Scouts vs Zombies," "Into The Further" and "The Perfect Guy."