Filming of movies on Los Angeles streets declines

As if Los Angeles doesn't have enough grim economic news, here's one more sobering fact to add to the pain: Feature film production on the streets of the city dropped to its lowest level on record last year, according to FilmL.A., the group that coordinates on-location film shoots.

On-location shoots of feature films fell 14% in 2008 to 7,043 permitted days, the lowest level since tracking began in 1993, according to FilmL.A., which coordinates film permits in the city and much of the county. Feature production in the fourth quarter fell 46%, posting its weakest quarter since 1993.

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