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Casting Call: Los Angeles's Starring Role in the Evolving Production Landscape - July 2020

July 29, 2020

LA Media

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Since the film industry’s inception, the Greater Los Angeles region has transformed into the unequivocal epicenter of film and television production. Dozens of world-renowned television and movie studios call the region home, millions of square feet are devoted to filming, and billions of dollars flow into the area annually in response to Hollywood’s gravitational pull.

LA’s film and media sphere of influence is so great that it has a profound impact on the commercial real estate make-up of the region. This report describes the impact from three distinct perspectives: the film industry’s production footprint, the state of the industry amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and emergent trends that promise to define the industry’s physical presence in Los Angeles after COVID-19.