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FilmLA, a non-profit dedicated to benefiting films shot in Los Angeles County, saw a nearly 40% increase in applications in August as productions resume after temporary halts due to the coronavirus health restrictions.
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The company reported having received 1,127 film permit applications since resuming its operations in mid-June. The applications came from 829 unique projects.
Their intake is about 27 applications, stabilizing activity at around 44% what a normal summer would bring to the organization, per business day.
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The advertising industry, still photography and commercials, is responsible for 52% of the applications. Television content clocks in around 18% and music videos, 11%.