The city of Santa Clarita continues to rake in millions of dollars each year through TV and movie filming, according to data that shows a recent increase in the economic impact of such projects.
Officials recorded 909 film days and issued 372 permits in fiscal year 2011 to 2012, which represents a 4% increase in film days and an 8% increase in film permits compared with the previous fiscal year, according to the Santa Clarita Valley Film Office.
The overall economic impact of local filming has increased from around $18,777,500 in 2011 to $21,141,500 — a rise of 13%, officials said.
The city had been put “on the map as Hollywood’s film community of choice” Santa Clarita Mayor Frank Ferry said in a statement Monday, adding that the money helps support jobs and local businesses.
-- Ann M. Simmons, Los Angeles TimesCopyright © 2015, CT Now