The Bigger Picture
Louisiana Film Facts
The media and mediums we all grew up with continues to evolve and as it does, Louisiana is poised to capture and produce that content. We are in the greatest glut of content waiting to be produced EVER.
During Covid-19, the film and television industry implemented some of the safest work protocols of any industry across the country. Our safety protocols allowed our industry to return to work quickly and responsibly putting Louisianians to work and providing small businesses across the state with needed revenue. It’s a Louisiana rebound we are proud to play a critical part in.
We have a balanced program that remains competitive and fiscally responsible to the state. That last part isn’t mentioned often by the media. Neither is the fact that all of the payroll for residents, spending on productions in local communities across the state and the ripple effects of that spending stays here at home.
We are the only industry that reports to the legislature every two years to update on our progress. The only one.
Over $150 million has been spent over the last decade by Louisiana investors on just infrastructure alone.
Our industry delivered $700 million in earnings for Louisiana residents over the past two years, supporting nearly 10,000 jobs.
WE ARE A JOB CREATOR
In 2020, for every dollar of credits certified, it resulted in an additional $6.12 in sales to local businesses and $2.25 in earnings to Louisiana residents!
According to the most recent report from the Lt. Governor’s office, up to $2.5 BILLION in annual tourism revenue may be attributed to the film industry.
LOW END ESTIMATE: $1 BILLION | HIGH END ESTIMATE: $2.5 BILLION
In addition, the same report showed that approximately half of recent visitors to the state indicated that a movie, film or TV show was a motivator for choosing to visit our great state.