But TV sees 7.4 percent decline in number of shoot days in L.A. Trey Williams, provided by Published 2:00 pm, Wednesday, April 18, 2018 Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Film Production in Los Angeles Enjoys First Double-Digit Growth Since 2015 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Feature film productions on-location in Los Angeles increased 11.7 percent in the first quarter of 2018, compared to Q1 of last year. It marks the first double-digit increase in three years, according to the not-for-profit organization FilmL.A. The California Film Commission has been offering tax credits to lure Hollywood studios back to the Golden Coast to film projects, as major studios like Disney have fled for tax havens such as Atlanta, or locations with other incentives. Disney’s “Captain Marvel,” starring Brie Lawson, is currently in production and is one of seven films under California’s incentive program with a budget over $100 million … [Read more...] about Film Production in Los Angeles Enjoys First Double-Digit Growth Since 2015
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A politely sleazy thriller, the new film “Gemini” is a gripping murder mystery that reveals new dimensions of Los Angeles on-screen. Its examination of the world of celebrity and the contemporary slippage of identity is set against a vision of the city that is both glossy sleek and comfortably lived-in.Written and directed by Aaron Katz, the film focuses on a young Hollywood assistant, Jill LeBeau (Lola Kirke), who cleans up the personal and professional messes of her celebrity boss, actress Heather Anderson (Zoë Kravitz). A dead body shot with Jill’s gun leaves behind a lot of suspects from Heather’s life, including a frustrated filmmaker (Nelson Franklin), a jilted boyfriend (Reeve Carney) and a secret girlfriend (Greta Lee). A low-key detective (John Cho) sifts through the messy possibilities.With its unusual mix of genre plot propulsion and odd character moments, the film makes for an eccentric alchemy. Katz is an avowed devotee of watching movies on … [Read more...] about Mystery thriller ‘Gemini’ explores different sides of Los Angeles and celebrity
Ant-Man and the Wasp is reportedly about to undergo reshoots in Los Angeles to redo the opening of the movie. Reshoots are obviously a common practice in Hollywood, especially for movies that are on the larger side. And Marvel reshoots are no different. Some reshoots end up taking a bit longer than anticipated, which is where the problems start to get reported. For instance, Justice League was only supposed to do reshoots for a few weeks, but those weeks turned to months and then Warner Bros. ended up with a Frankensteined project. However, Ant-Man and the Wasp is only supposed to be concentrating on one scene, so it shouldn't be a cause for alarm. The same report that states that Ant-Man and the Wasp will undergo reshoots also says that the opening scene takes place in South America and that it didn't test very well with audiences. The source goes on to say that the entire opening scene of Ant-Man and the Wasp will be reshoot while on location in Los Angeles, which is also where … [Read more...] about Ant-Man 2 to Reshoot Entire Opening Scene in Los Angeles?
Many of 2016's highest-profile Oscar hopefuls are closely associated with a particular place. Moonlight = Miami. Patriots Day = Boston. Fences = Pittsburgh. Manchester by the Sea = New England. Loving = Virginia. Hell or High Water = Texas. Lion = India. Silence = Japan. And the list goes on. But does La La Land, Damien Chazelle's Los Angeles-set original musical, have a built-in home-field advantage, specifically because it is so closely associated with, well, La La Land? During the halcyon days of Hollywood's Golden Age, spanning the '20s through the '50s, most American movies were made in and around that particular L.A. enclave. Ever since the studio system's fall in the late '60s, though, production has expanded far beyond Hollywood. But people tend to forget the rest of the story: While production now tends to happen elsewhere, the people who made and/or make films still live, by and large, in and around L.A. — as do a majority of Academy members. The deep, dark secret of … [Read more...] about Oscars: Why Los Angeles-Set ‘La La Land’ Could Benefit From a Home-Field Advantage
[Warning: This interview contains spoilers for the May 3 episode of FX's Fargo, "The Law of Non-Contradiction." ] For the show's first two seasons, John Cameron served as key on-the-ground producer for FX's Fargo on location in Calgary and also lent Coen Brothers continuity, having served in different producing capacities on films including The Big Lebowski, The Man Who Wasn't There and the original Fargo. Cameron, also a regular second unit director for Fargo, hadn't directed a television episode since a Hercules: The Legendary Journeys installment back in 1998. He makes a spirited directing return on Wednesday's Fargo, an episode titled "The Law of Non-Contradiction." It's a wildly unusual episode even for the reliably inventive series, taking Fargo from snowy reaches of the Midwest to Christmastime in sunny Los Angeles. Gloria's (Carrie Coon) investigation into her former stepfather's death also facilitates a flashback to the film industry in 1975 and a trippy … [Read more...] about ‘Fargo’ Director Talks Bringing Minnesota Nice to Los Angeles