Filming in L.A. Soars 37% in December

Sitcoms and low-budget flicks account for the growth in commercial production.

Studios loved Los Angeles last month:  Filming in the city jumped about 37% in December from the same period last year, according to FilmL.A. Inc., a nonprofit film group that coordinates film permits, reports The Los Angeles Times.

2009 was a rough year, as studios chose to shoot in states such as Michigan, Georgia and Louisiana.
But thanks to sitcoms - including NBC’s The Paul Reiser Show and Fox’s Raising Hope - and some low-budget flicks, the city has seen growth in commercial production.
FilmL.A. will release its fourth-quarter and year-end results next week.