Louisiana Production Activity Increases for Films and T.V. Shows
Louisiana has seen an uptick in productions around the state for television shows and films. Executive Director of Louisiana Entertainment, Chris Stelly credits a 2017 reform in the state’s incentive program for making Louisiana one of the most in-demand locations.
“We have taken off as one of the top five production destinations in the world”
The program is capped at a budget of $150 million per fiscal year, but in return, Stelly says it’s a rewarding experience for the communities involved.
“They will spend a lot of money on local, small businesses, hiring our neighbors.”
Currently, five television shows being filmed in communities around the state. Stelly estimates that the economic impact is in the billions, but says a true metric is being studied right now with more official results available in early 2019.
“We just haven’t had enough time yet to measure the impact, but certainly production is on the way up. We are seeing a lot more T.V. series activity throughout the state.”