Washington Filmworks continues to track film economies in other jurisdictions. Louisiana’s film industry is thriving and their state-funded tax incentives play a huge role in winning more business. Get an idea of how the Louisiana film incentive, one of the first in the nation, is generating economic gains and luring filmmakers to New Orleans and other areas of the state.

Bright Lights On the Bayou: How Louisiana’s Film Industry Got a Leading Role

May 27, 2014

Written out in giant, white letters across the Santa Monica Mountains, Hollywood has been synonymous with the film industry since the early 20th century. An unlikely rival, however, has emerged as a formidable player in the industry. Though it may lack the iconic sign of its West Coast counterpart, Louisiana saw 18 major motion pictures filmed within state lines in 2013 – 3 more than California.

Why are so many more movies being filmed in Louisiana? Full article continued here.

Originally published May 2014. Reprinted by permission, freeenterprise.com, June 2014. Copyright© 2014, U.S. Chamber of Commerce.