Special Alert
Special Alert
Film Crew

Louisiana Film Incentives

Louisiana has become one of the top destinations in the world for motion picture production as filmmakers discover the benefits of well-trained and experienced Louisiana-based crews, world-class production facilities and the highly appealing Motion Picture Investor Tax Credit. 

Demand from film and television producers has caused a boom in the state’s infrastructure. It features diverse shooting locations from marshlands to big cities as well as multi-million dollar soundstages and post-production houses. From key department positions to a large selection of diverse extras, Louisiana has the local workforce to maximize the benefits of any production filming in the state.

The Motion Picture Investor Tax Credit provides state-certified motion picture productions with up to a 30 percent transferable tax credit on eligible in-state expenditures. These include resident and non-resident labor with a spending requirement of at least $300,000 and $50,000 for local Louisiana productions. Louisiana offers an additional 10 percent payroll tax credit for productions using resident labor.

Additional information can be found on the Louisiana Entertainment website.

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Events

The City of Lake Charles hosts the annual Red White Blue & You Celebration on July 4. Previous years have included a parade in downtown Lake Charles, a festival celebration at the Lake Read More →
"The Haunted Ship - Lake Charles" Set to Open Friday, 28 September at the USS ORLECK Naval Museum Read More →
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Sulphur’s annual Cal-Cam Fair is a fall tradition for many Southwest Louisiana residents - and for good reason. Sponsored by the Cal-Cam Fair Association, the 94-year-old fair will take place Read More →
Join us for free concert at MorganField. Join us on the beautiful grounds of The Village at MorganField in October for Music at MorganField! This free, family event will feature live Read More →
Multi-platinum recording artist, choreographer, and dancer Paula Abdul will perform in the Grand Event Center at Golden Nugget Lake Charles on Friday, October 19 at 8:30 PM. Abdul became a Read More →
On Saturday, October 20th, ArtsFest returns to engage area children in a free arts festival at the Lake Charles Civic Center’s Exhibition Hall. This long-running event, hosted annually by the Read More →
The 5th annual Chuck Fest - Saturday, October 20, 2018. FESTivities will kick off at noon and continue through the night, with live music, food, art and more! Read More →
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Join us for free concert at MorganField. Join us on the beautiful grounds of The Village at MorganField in October for Music at MorganField! This free, family event will feature live Read More →
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