L.A. Spot Production Posts Modest Gains in July, August

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Heading into the second half of the year, L.A.'s commercial shooting days posted modest year-to-year gains in July and August, according to numbers released Friday by the Entertainment Industry Development Corporation. Following a blockbuster June, in which location shooting days increased by 67 percent compared to a year before, production days rose by 2.8 percent and 8 percent, respectively, in July and August. The EIDC recorded 433 commercial shooting days in July -- the lowest monthly tally so far this year -- and 602 in August, the third highest total of the year, following February and March. Through August, the EIDC's 2004 tally outpaces last year's by 19.4 percent.
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