Southwest Louisiana Film Commission & Permits

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 lakes, a national register historic district, jungle terrain, swampy marshlands, rural towns, and farms. The Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Film Commission is committed to building a motion picture industry by offering unmatched assistance and information. 

Need production assistance? The Southwest Louisiana Film Commission/Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau offers assistance and information regarding:

  • Scouting Assistance 
  • Film-friendly crew accommodations
  • Restaurants and Craft Services suggestions
  • Equipment rentals
  • Talent and Technical Crew
  • Casting Assistance for Extras
  • Location Photo Library
  • Transportation
  • Governmental Liaisons
  • Permits
  • *2,000 sq. ft. of office space for a major film production based in Calcasieu Parish
  • Attractive statewide incentives
  • Location photos

All productions are required to having a filming permit. Contact Angie Manning, amanning@visitlakecharles.org for permit details. 
*Pending approval by the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury and based on availability at the time of the request.

Film Commission Contact

Angie Manning

Angie Manning, CDME Vice President of Communications