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Old 05-10-2018, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Consider commercials too!
I work in DTLA, in the civic center area, and constantly we have to deal with closure.
Just on Monday they were filming a commercial for Covergirl.
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Old 05-10-2018, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Check this out.

https://www.filmla.com/

Film LA is the official film office for a lot of the projects done in LA.

I work for LADOT, and a lot of the projects that we do, we need to have concurrence with them before we approved final plans.

So there's def. a lot of filming done here in LA.
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Old 05-10-2018, 03:23 PM
 
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Most of the decision making occurs here. Here in L.A. you have the studio executives, producers, agents, managers. Here is where shows and films get green-lighted. Here is where they make the development, financing, casting, and distribution deals.

Creatives who don't live in L.A. (top stars, writers, directors) still need to have their "people" in L.A., to make sure they have access to the decision makers, and hence are considered for the hottest films and TV shows.
Is it only feature length film or do TV shows and streaming shows have the deals, greenlights, and financing, development also take place in LA or NYC?

Also what is "distribution"?
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Old 05-10-2018, 05:46 PM
 
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Is it only feature length film or do TV shows and streaming shows have the deals, greenlights, and financing, development also take place in LA or NYC?

Also what is "distribution"?
Yes, many TV and streaming shows also have much of the deal-making done in L.A.

Many shows shot in Canada, Britain, Ireland, and other parts of the world, have American studio money (and thus, creative influence and hiring decisions) behind them. Penny Dreadful, shot in Ireland, was a Showtime production. Game of Thrones, shot in Ireland and other parts of the world, is an HBO show.

And many "Canadian" shows are American financed and, to some extent, creatively controlled. Consider all the Star Trek shows, and Stephen King's Dead Zone, as only a few of the "Canadian" shows with heavy American influence and creative control. Yes, they'll hire local Canadian talent, but also import American talent, with many of the creative decisions (e.g., script and casting approvals) coming from L.A.

He who pays the piper calls the tune.

As for distribution, that's getting the product out there. Getting the films and TV shows into the theaters, onto the cable and TV channels, DVDs, and streaming services. Also into some minor markets, like airplanes.

Distribution is where the real money and power is. Many people produce indie films. But if you can't get distribution, you're stuck with dumping it on YouTube and making no money.

The Big Boys are the major distributors -- the big studios and TV and streaming networks. They can pick and choose among thousands of hungry producers and projects. Distributors are the buyers, and it's a buyer's market.

Top producers can get a distribution deal before shooting the film or TV show. If you can get Warner Bros. to agree to distribute your film before it's shot, then Warner will either also finance it -- or you can get a bank to loan you money to produce it, based on Warner's promise to distribute the finished product.

It's normal for top producers to lock in distribution before production. Small, indie producers must usually shoot the film first, then hope some big distributor will pick them up later. Usually by winning big on the festival circuit.

Most indie films end up dumped on YouTube, or self-distributed on DVD or Amazon streaming, failing to make back their money.
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Old 05-10-2018, 08:55 PM
 
Location: San Diego CA>Tijuana, BC>San Antonio, TX
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These are a few television shows that are in LA.

Jimmy Kimmel Live (actually taped in Hollyhood)
Conan Obrien
The Big Bang Theory
The Voice
Price is Right
Family Feud.
Dancing With the Stars
Extra
TMZ
Lucha Underground!

I've been to Conan at Warner Bros Studio a few times and Jay Leno (when his show was in LA) at NBC Studios, they were really fun. I've never actually been to the taping of a sitcom or a game show.
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Old 05-11-2018, 04:38 PM
 
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All of the pedos and abuse
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Old 05-11-2018, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Where the sun always shines
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ABout 98% of the comedies are shot here for starters. The exception being Tyler Perry and a few BET shows and the random comedy or 2 shot in NYC each year.
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Old 05-16-2018, 06:08 AM
 
Location: california
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i like @nightlysparrow ,Westworld is being shot in the Santa Clarita and Lancaster areas.
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Old 05-16-2018, 12:13 PM
 
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I read somewhere that there is like no Hollywood here, everything is a theme park or tour buses. these days....
That's not the case. I used to work on the Paramount lot, and from the top of my head: Cloverfield, Star Trek, Charlie Wilson's War, some of the Fast & Furious stuff (never interested me), Transformers, Mission Impossible, The Artist - many more, but I'd have to think. TV? Glee, Community, Star Trek, Monk, Dirty Sexy Money, Nip/Tuck, Charmed, NCIS Los Angeles, Rizzoli and Isles. Bunch of kids's shows, too. TV shows may not be as sexy, but they are steady income.

We operated 30 or so soundstages and a cityscape backlot, and they were busy. That's to say nothing of the post-production - I was involved in building a new post-prod building, 4 floors of editing booths and demo theaters.

And Paramount is a small lot.
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Old 05-18-2018, 01:27 PM
 
Location: West Hollywood
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The only thing that was being outsourced out of LA were physical production jobs.

All development, legal, agencies, and studios remain here. Besides, there's tons and tons of physical production still in LA anyway.
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