November 2009

Bayou state's film slate booms

Tax credits help make Louisiana third best

Thu, 09/10/2009Diane Wheeler

"Battle: Los Angeles" has started filming -- but not in L.A., where the sci-fi film about an alien invasion is set. Instead the picture, starring Aaron Eckhart, is lensing in Louisiana, in large part to take advantage of a new, more generous entertainment tax incentive program that the Bayou State recently put into place.

Production in Big Easy on the rebound

New Orleans returns to its film glory after Hurricane Katrina

Thu, 09/10/2009Diane Wheeler

New Orleans is bouncing back. Following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, much of the city's production scene moved north to Baton Rouge and Shreveport. Now, however, according to local producers and film officials, the Crescent City's film biz has definitely rebounded.