Louisiana has become a premiere destination for the film and television industry, thanks in large part to the state's unique tax incentive package, established in 2002. Since 2006, Louisiana has produced more than 300 motion pictures — Shreveport was recently ranked No. 3 for independent film.
Louisiana's skilled crew base has grown by over 400 percent since the start of the tax incentive program, and infrastructure has developed to answer demand from film and television producers - Louisiana now boasts world-class, state-of-the-art facilities throughout the state, including multi-million dollar stages and post-production houses.
The Celtic Media Centre in Baton Rouge, La., is the largest design-built studio in the U.S., handling such productions as "Twilight: Breaking Dawn" and "Battle Los Angeles." Second Line Studios in the heart of New Orleans is the first, independent green film studio in the U.S. Other soundstage and post production facilities include, Beven Street Film Studio (Harahan, La.), Digital FX (Baton Rouge, La.), Hooperwood Studios (Baton Rouge, La.), Horizon Entertainment (New Orleans), The Louisiana Wave Studio (Shreveport, La.), The Nims Center (Harahan, La.), Seven Arts Post Production (New Orleans), The St. John Center (LaPlace, La.), Stageworks of Louisiana (Shreveport, La.) and VoX Studios (St. Gabriel, La.).
This well-developed infrastructure, along with the tax credits and talented workforce are helping to create a holistic package of entertainment services that create great filmmaking experiences. And with the variety of locations, unique spirit and the overwhelming support of Louisiana's citizens, directors and producers keep coming back to Louisiana.
Motion Picture Industry Development Tax Credit
A transferable credit of 30% for qualified motion picture expenditures and an additional 5% on Louisiana labor. For more information, click here.