Film industry leaders optimistic about future of Hollywood South
Posted on 11/15/2016 10:08:00 AM.

There’s a light at the end of the tunnel for Hollywood South, according to Celtic Studios Executive Director Patrick Mulhearn. He says we’re halfway through the 36 month $180 million cap legislators placed on the film tax credit program and he’s hopeful lawmakers will approve changes next year that will be more beneficial for Louisiana’s film industry.
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Louisiana's film industry showing signs of life
Posted on 10/17/2016 4:35:00 AM.

Lights, camera, action! Those words haven’t been spoken at Celtic Studios in Baton Rouge in over a year, but that could change soon, as Louisiana’s film industry is starting to show signs of life. Executive Director Patrick Mulhearn says calls are starting to come in from companies who want to film in Louisiana. He says it’s encouraging to see a light at the end of the tunnel.
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Baton Rouge River Center shelter closing today
Posted on 9/15/2016 4:51:00 AM.

The shelter at the Baton Rouge River Center closes today. Red Cross spokesperson Vicki Eichstaedt says the flood victims who are in that shelter will be moved to Celtic Studios in Baton Rouge. The Department of Children and Family Services reports there were 372 individuals there as of Wednesday. Eichstaedt says the Red Cross is redoubling their efforts to make sure no one is forgotten.
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Another Louisiana shot film is released today but movie production is slowing
Posted on 6/24/2016 1:40:00 AM.

The Louisiana filmed movie, Free State of Jones, starring Matthew McConaughey comes out in theaters today. Executive Director of Celtic Studios Patrick Mulhearn says the movie revolves around a Mississippi farmer who tries to secede from the Confederacy. He says the movie is set during the Civil War and was filmed in 10 different Louisiana parishes.
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Hollywood South in bad shape; execs blame 2015 law capping film tax credits
Posted on 3/28/2016 12:37:00 PM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
Hollywood South has taken a major hit over the past year since the legislature passed a measure that puts a cap on Louisiana's film tax incentives. That's according to Celtic Media Centre Executive Director Patrick Mulhearn. He says what's scaring films away is the manner in which lawmakers capped the movie credits, which he compares to retail mail in rebate coupons.
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