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A sharp decline in feature film activity pulled down overall on-location production in Los Angeles during the first quarter by 3.1% to 8,707 shooting days, according to FilmL.A.
Tuesday’s report came with the state of California transitioning in coming months to a tax credit program that’s been more than tripled in size to $330 million in annual allocations.
Regional feature production in Los Angeles decreased 15.4% in the first quarter to 926 days — 168 days fewer than the first quarter of 2014. Movies that received California state tax credits generated 42 days of shooting, including “Drive, She Said,” “Message From the King,” “Scouts vs. Zombies” and “The Perfect Guy.”
TV activity edged up 1.7% for the quarter to 3,312 days as the TV drama category surged 29.7% to 1,058 days and reality jumpd 19.8% to 1,245 days, offsetting losses for TV pilots (down 19.4% to 257), TV sitcoms (down 14.8% to 304) and Web-based TV (down 12.2% to 202). Shows covered by the state incentive generated 142 days, including “Hit the Floor,” “Justified,” “Murder in the First,” “Stitchers” and “Teen Wolf.” »
- Dave McNary
Revenge of the Nerds meets Boyz N the Hood in the first trailer for Dope. This comedic hood thriller mash-up is set to make it's World Premiere in the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Giving it a leg above the competition are appearances by rapper A$AP Rocky and Workaholics star Blake Anderson.
In Dope, Malcolm is an anomaly, a "geek living in the Bottoms," the drug-infested, gang-run ghetto part of Inglewood. A victim of circumstance, but with admirable ambition, Malcolm gets caught in the crossfires of a drug buy gone bad. Using his wits and considerable smarts, he manages to take a dicey situation and make it work in his favor.
Dope features an amazing ensemble of stars including Shameik Moore (Cartoon Network's Incredible Crew), Tony Revolori (The Grand Budapest Hotel), Kiersey Clemons (Amazon's Transparent, MTV's Eye Candy), Kimberly Elise (VH1's Hit the Floor, »
2 items from 2015
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