LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The group that oversees film permits for Los Angeles shoots reported an overall drop in film and television production this year.

According to FilmL.A., on-location shooting dropped nearly 4 percent between July and September compared to the same time in 2011.

Permit production days for TV dramas decreased 18.5 percent and fell 20.5 percent for reality TV.

While the television category was off 1.4 percent,  TV sitcom production jumped 47.6 percent.

“The television landscape is changing in Los Angeles, and economically, the sector has taken a turn for the worse,” said FilmL.A. President Paul Audley. “Many of the new TV projects we’re coordinating permits for have low spending and employment impacts.”

Feature film production also dropped 21.1 percent.

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