Q: What percentage of major movies are filmed in Los Angeles?
A: Last year a scant 7 percent of the 100 top-grossing live-action movies were shot here, ranging from the Hollywood-centric dark comedy Hail, Caesar! to the spirit-world thriller Ouija: Origin of Evil. FilmL.A., which promotes local shoots, attributes generous tax credits for making Georgia, New York, Louisiana, Canada, and the U.K. the location sites for 58 of the 100 top-grossing features. One movie that couldn’t unfold anywhere but in L.A.? The almost-Best Picture La La Land.
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