Locations, Permits, & Productions Services 

Thanks to competitive tax incentives, Louisiana has quickly become one of the premier locations for film and television production in the United States. As for Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana, filmmakers can enhance their production value by taking advantage of the unique communities and sub-tropical climate. Located between Houston and New Orleans, Lake Charles has great access to additional film industry services from neighboring areas.

In Lake Charles, our focus is on your production. A small sampling of our location menu includes a national register historic district, jungle terrain, swampy marshlands, rural towns, beaches, waterways, and farms.

Need production assistance? Visit Lake Charles offers assistance and information regarding:

  • Scouting Assistance 
  • Film-friendly Crew Accommodations
  • Restaurants and Craft Services
  • Equipment rentals
  • Talent and Technical Crew
  • Casting Assistance for Extras
  • Transportation Assitance
  • Governmental Liaisons
  • Film Permits
  • Attractive statewide incentives
  • Location photos

All productions are required to have a filming permit. Pending approval by the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury and based on availability at the time of the request.

Film Commission Contact

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Kathryn Shea Duncan, MBA Sr. Director of Social Media/Communications

Leads social media strategy and implementaion, photography, and oversees communications team in content creation, partner and stakeholder communications, and media relations

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Matt Young Director of Public Relations

Works with state, regional, national, and international media to generate positive editorial coverage of Lake Charles and Southwest Louisiana