LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hollywood producers taking advantage of state tax credits helped boost movie and television commercial shoots 15 percent in Los Angeles last year.

FilmLA, the not-for-profit quasi governmental agency that coordinates and processes film permits, says in a report Tuesday that there were 43,646 permitted production days last year. There were 37,979 in 2009.

READ MORE: Los Angeles Clippers Hold Off Lakers, 119-115

The Los Angeles Daily News says FilmLA reports movie shoots off studio lots jumped 28.1 percent and TV location shoots jumped 49.9 percent in the fourth quarter of 2010 compared to the previous year.

READ MORE: Gaudreau, Tkachuk Lead Flames Over Ducks In Shootout

FilmLA credits the rise on the state’s production tax credit program that took effect in July 2009.

MORE NEWS: La Mirada Home Decorated Like 'National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation' Could Face Fines Over Display

(© Copyright 2010 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)