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“Hollywood South”

Recently, I was given a link to an article on the film industry in Louisiana. I was quite surprised to read that Louisiana played such a huge role within the film industry, but there has been a lot of movie production traffic trailing through and setting up camp in the state. “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” and “The Expendables” are just a couple of the big name productions that have been shot in Louisiana. 

The reason for the mass numbers of movies being shot in Louisiana is the budget and the actual location for set design. Ever since Hurricane Katrina in 2005 the state has been trying to dig itself out of the financial hole it fell into. Therefore, every dollar that you spend in Louisiana you get 30% back in rebate and every person that you hire onto your film from Louisiana you get an additional 5% rebate. (USA Today)

Also, Louisiana itself is such a diverse state that it is easy to create whatever state, country or era in time within its borders. Louisiana can be made to look like Mississippi, France in the 1800’s and just recently it was dressed to play the surroundings in the comic book adaptation of Jonah Hex, which is a western.

I do hope that I like Louisiana when I visit at the end of the month, and I have a feeling I will, for I may be living there following my movie career!


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