Louisiana Film Matters

The Film Industry has generated over $2.5 BILLION in new sales for Louisiana firms over the past two years. In addition, it has created over $1.8 BILLION in new household earnings for Louisiana residents.

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Louisiana Film Facts

From an earnings standpoint, workers in the health care sector are the largest beneficiaries of indirect spending incentivized by Louisiana’s film incentive program, as they see roughly $52.1 million in additional earnings as a result of production-related spending.

From the standpoint of the number of jobs supported by production-related spending in a given industry sector, healthcare ranks third, with an estimated 1,233 jobs supported by production-related spending. The industry sector which most benefits from the incentive from the standpoint of the number of jobs supported by production-related spending is real estate/rentals/leasing workers (1,295 jobs), followed by retail trade (1,252 jobs).

14,000 Jobs
Per Year

The film industry supports over 14,000 direct and indirect jobs in our state versus $41k at the state level.

From 2015-2016 the Film Industry spent over $2.5 Billion in Louisiana!

Over the past ten years, more than 1,000 productions have come to Louisiana. We expect that trend to continue in the future.

For every direct film job created in this state, two indirect jobs are created.

Small business owners – from Shreveport to NeW Orleans and St. Francisville to Acadiana – have testified about the negative impact on their revenues following the slow down in film production.

Other sectors inside our state are heavily impacted by film: hospitality, real estate, tourism and local vendors.