In the last decade, Louisiana has nurtured a blossoming film industry. Cost-effective skilled workforce, new infrastructure, diverse locations, and a long-term commitment to the country’s most aggressive film and entertainment tax incentives have made Louisiana the second most significant production hub in the United States. Since 2006, over 400 films have been shot in Louisiana by major film studios such as Warner Bros, Paramount, Universal, Sony, 20th Century Fox and Lionsgate. Louisiana has been host to nearly every genre of filmmaking and television production. These include Action, Comedy, Drama, Horror and Fantasy. Some of these films such as The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Monster’s Ball, Ray, Dallas Buyers Club and 12 Years a Slave have been Oscar winners.
Louisiana’s Tax Incentive Program
In 2002, the Louisiana legislature enacted a flagship incentive program in order to induce productions to shoot in Louisiana. The Louisiana Motion Picture Tax Incentive Act offered all incoming productions up to 40% on in-state expenditure. This has driven the meteoric rise in the state’s annual production spend to achieve its status as #3 in the country, and growing.
Louisiana’s Incentives At A Glance
Convenience & Accessibility
Thanks to being located in the city of New Orleans, Deep South Studios allows access to a variety of valuable assets, as well as being a major U.S. transportation hub.
Travel Options and Accommodations
Average High and Low Temperatures
Long Spring and Summer
With a diverse palette of architecture and topography, New Orleans offers a variety of unique, picturesque locations to incoming productions. Whether the film requires city, desert, lakes, river, small towns, swamp or vast landscapes, New Orleans and the immediate surrounding areas are able to double for most “Anywhere, USA” destinations required. It even offers Old World elements due to its deep European heritage.