Skilled Talent And Unique Production Venues Make Louisiana A Top Destination For The Film Industry

Louisiana has become one of the top destinations in the world for motion picture production as filmmakers discover the benefits of well-trained and experienced Louisiana-based crews, world-class production facilities and the highly appealing Motion Picture Investor Tax Credit. 

Demand from film and television producers has caused a boom in the state’s infrastructure. It features diverse shooting locations from marshlands to big cities as well as multi-million dollar soundstages and post-production houses. In the past decade alone, Louisiana has hosted the production of more than 400 motion pictures as well as numerous television series and documentaries, including American Horror Story, Dallas Buyer’s Club, Jurassic Park 4, Pitch Perfect and Fantastic Four. The state’s skilled crew base has grown by more than 400 percent since 2002 and includes a talented base of actors, extras and day players. From key department positions to a large selection of diverse extras, Louisiana has the local workforce to maximize the benefits of any production filming in the state.

“Active Entertainment has been successful in Louisiana in part due to the wonderful economic climate that the state has created for creative, hard-working entrepreneurial companies. We have hired and trained many terrific Louisiana workers and brought new kinds of jobs, technologies and income opportunities for them. The state's incentive programs have been a vital part in helping us achieve our goals and participate in Louisiana's economic growth. They have the right programs and the right personnel to manage and implement these programs.”– Ken Badish, President & CEO and Daniel Lewis, CFO of Active Entertainment

Film Industry Incentive Cuts Production Costs

The Motion Picture Investor Tax Credit provides state-certified motion picture productions with up to a 30 percent transferable tax credit on eligible in-state expenditures. These include resident and non-resident labor with a spending requirement of at least $300,000 and $50,000 for local Louisiana productions. Louisiana offers an additional 10 percent payroll tax credit for productions using resident labor.

Film Projects

Wolverine Sequel

20th Century Fox has announced that director James Mangold’s untitled sequel to The Wolverine will hit US screens on March 3, 2017. The story is said to take place two years after the end of The Wolverine and sees Logan aka Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) embarking on a new adventure.

Salem: Season 3

Set in the volatile world of 17th century Massachusetts, 'Salem' explores what really fueled the town's infamous witch trials and dares to uncover the dark, supernatural truth hiding behind the veil of this infamous period in American history. In Salem, witches are real, but they are not who or what they seem.

Bad Moms

Bad Moms is a 2016 American comedy film directed and written by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. The film stars Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, Annie Mumolo, Jay Hernandez, Jada Pinkett Smith and Christina Applegate.

NCIS: New Orleans Season 2

Led by Agent Dwayne Pride played by Scott Bakula, the New Orleans office of NCIS handles cases from the Mississippi River to the Texas Panhandle. Special Agent Chris Lasalle and his partner Great Lakes Special Agent Merri Brody work with Pride to ensure the safety of the Crescent City.

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