Louisiana film industry recognized on global level
Posted on 1/16/2014 4:48:00 AM.
Louisiana's film industry is now being recognized world wide according to Louisiana's Entertainment Executive Director. Chris Stelly says Louisiana is one of the top 5 production destinations in the world. He cites the multiple movies filmed in the state that were nominated for Golden Globe Awards.

Stelly says over one billion dollars in business sales were generated in Louisiana because of the film industry according to an economic impact study they commissioned.

He says the business production and filming brings to Louisiana is huge.

"It's supported over 14,000 jobs on the film side based on the certified spending and calendar year 2012," Stelly said.

Stelly says the big draw to Louisiana is the tax credits which can be received in motion picture, digital interactive media, sound recording and live performance.

He says the state also has other necessary aspects for film production.

"Louisiana has done really well in building up the necessary infrastructure and crew base, so that can support motion picture production in this state," said Stelly.

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