Future of Louisiana film industry looks bright

POSTED: Thursday, July 29, 2010 - 3:00pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 1:39pm

If 2010 is any indication of what the future holds for film in Louisiana, it's a good sign. Experts say this year will be record breaking for the entertainment industry.

This year, 85 agencies have applied to do film work in Louisiana. Huge blockbuster films will set their stage in the Capital City this fall, everything from alien thriller, Battleship, to vampire romance, Twilight, and it doesn't stop there. Summit Entertainment, Warner Brothers, Disney, and Lionsgate all have films or TV shows filming, or set to film, in the state this year.

It's not just big movies keeping the industry alive. Lots of TV shows are coming back for another year in the Pelican state. It gives local film crews a chance to see a lot of action.

"We've established a certain level of credibility, stability, and reliability within the industry and we're seeing repeat business," says Louisiana Entertainment Director, Chris Stelly.

Now, film is rippling out to touch other parts of the creative industry. "We're starting to see a lot of interest from video game companies, publishing companies, live performances are looking to start their tours in Louisiana."

It will bring more people to the state, and giving our young people the chance to be the next big thing in Cajun Hollywood.

For more information on the Louisiana Entertainment, check out their website at http://www.louisianaentertainment.gov/film/default.cfm.

Special thanks to the cast/staff of Flypaper and Celtic studios.

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