2013 Television Pilot Production Report – Worldwide Statistics

FilmL.A. Research released its annual report on television pilot production.  The report details tv production activity in Los Angeles, New York, other production centers and international locations.

 FilmL.A. Pilot Production Report 2013


Key facts include:

  • 186 Total TV Pilots Produced in 2012/2013 development cycle
  • 96 Total Pilots Produced within the Los Angeles Region
  • 75 Total One Hour drama pilots produced outside L.A. this season
  • 78% of Total L.A. based projects  were comedies
  • 83% of Total Comedy projects filmed in Los Angeles
  • $278m Estimated Total Pilot Production Spending in L.A. Region

The report explains the types of productions that are shooting and where they are set. Graphs and charts demonstrate trends from 2006 to today and the impact of film tax credits and production incentives on the television production sector.  Clearly evident is the strength of comedy to the L.A. market as runaway production succumbs to distant locations for drama.


Television Pilot Producton 2006-2013


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Film Budget | European Film Festival in China 2011


Europe is marketing its movies to China and apparently, the Chinese are loving it!


Such is the success of the annual European Union Film Festival in China that the event, which is now its fourth year, could be expecting greater numbers than ever before!  Last year, the event expanded to showcase films in three Chinese cities and according to EU Ambassador Markus Ederer, the number of moviegoers increased from 5,000 attendees in 2008 up to 13,000 in 2010.


What: European Union Film Festival


When: November 1st – 30th 2011


Where: Beijing and two other cities in China (TBA)


The film festival, organized by the Delegation of the European Union to China and supported by the Embassy of Poland,  invited all 27 EU Member States to showcase one recent, popular and successful film.


The organizers of the festival hope that the event will increase the appreciation of European films and culture among the Chinese, hence paving the way for the possibility of importing European movies into China in the future.


The films screened at this year’s festival include a diverse mix of local flavors and a wide-range of genres from comedies and dramas to documentaries. Moviegoers can view their films of choice in commercial theatres as well as in cultural institutions.


Among this year’s selections are some of the following European picks:


France – “The Piano Turner”


Denmark – “Aching Hearts”


Italy – “20 Cigarettes”


Portugal –  “Beauty and the Paparazzo”


Each film is screened in its original language with English and Chinese subtitles.


Meanwhile, the European Film Academy has unveiled its nominations for the 2011 European Film Awards. You can see a full list of the nominees on their official website – www.europeanfilmacademy.org


Winners will be announced in a December 3rd ceremony in Berlin.




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