Great year for Baton Rouge film industry

Great year for Baton Rouge film industry

POSTED: Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 10:24am

UPDATED: Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 11:04am

BATON ROUGE, La (NBC33) -- It's been a record-breaking year for the movie industry in the Red Stick. According to the Baton Rouge Film Commission, movie productions filming in the area spent almost 200 million dollars in 2010. In all, 26 films and TV shows were made in the capitol city last year.

It brought in an estimated 116 million to the Louisiana payroll. Nearly two-thirds of that local spend came from two blockbuster projects, the fourth installment of the Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn, and Battleship.

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