Louisiana’s Thriving Entertainment Industry

Louisiana Economic Development is responsible for strengthening the state’s business environment and creating a more vibrant Louisiana economy.

Since the creation of the pioneering motion picture incentive program in 2002, the state has created a robust suite of incentives specifically targeting the entertainment industry. Louisiana is the only state that offers a package of incentives uniquely designed for motion pictures, digital interactive and software development projects, sound recording and live performance productions.

These incentives complement a mature infrastructure and a specialized, skilled workforce, which have served to establish Louisiana as the premier destination for entertainment. Louisiana also offers industry professionals access to a unique, creative culture, with a rich blend of historical and artistic influences, which serve as an important backdrop for the creative industries.

The state’s competitive advantages are attracting major entertainment industry names as well, like High Voltage Software, inXile Entertainment, Cirque du Soleil, George Strait and The Walking Dead Experience, as well as film and television productions, including the award-winning Dallas Buyers Club, 12 Years A Slave, Lee Daniels’ The Butler, HBO’s True Detective, The Fantastic Four, The First, and the latest films in the franchises Jurassic Park and Terminator. Broadway’s biggest hits are also touring Louisiana on stage at the Saenger Theatre and other major venues throughout the entire state

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