Filming permits pulled in Glendale and Burbank appear to be bucking a wider downward trend in the region as on-location shoots become more common sights in both cities.
Glendale reported an uptick in the number of film permits issued so far this year — 184 — outpacing the 175 issued over the same period last year, according to city officials.
Burbank is on track to beat the number of permits pulled last year with 370 permits issued so far, compared to 439 in all of 2011, according a city official who coordinates film permits.
The Los Angeles region, however, saw its overall on-location production slide by almost 4% this past quarter compared to the same three-month period last year, according to FilmL.A., the organization that tracks film permits in the region.
Several television shows have shot in Glendale this year, including “Criminal Minds,” “True Blood,” “The Mentalist” and “Desperate Housewives,” said Sherry Servillo, a media relations representative for the city.