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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

Events

THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2018 | 7 PM F.G. Bulber Auditorium, McNeese State University $20 Adults | $5 Children (under 18) | Free to McNeese and Sowela students with current ID Read More →
Tickets on sale Jan. 16, 2018 Tickets start at $20! Celebrate what’s possible as the adventures of five daring Disney heroines spark the courage inside us all at Disney Read More →
Multi-Grammy award winner, George Benson will bring his smooth jazz/R&B style to the Golden Nugget’s Grand Event Center on Friday, April 27 at 8:30 PM. Raised in Pittsburgh, Benson was Read More →
Each year on the last Friday in April, the Arts Council of SWLA and the City of Lake Charles brings Spring Art Walk to downtown Lake Charles. This free event concentrates the Lake Area arts Read More →
Get ready to enjoy four fantastic movies on Fridays this month during “Movies Under the Stars.” Movies start at sundown - close to 8 p.m. - but get there early to get a good seat. Read More →
SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2018 | 3 PM Stokes Auditorium, Hartdner Hall, McNeese State University FREE and open to the public (no tickets. first come, first served.) 2016 Read More →
Sponsorship Opportunities are now open for CHRISTUS St. Patrick’s sixth annual Dragon Boat Race, scheduled for Saturday, April 28, 2018. Each dragon boat will have 22 people Read More →
Mark your calendar for our upcoming second year Crawfish and Music Festival, we are lining up the music. We already lined up a fabulous blues band and will have a lot more to offer. Bring a Read More →
The Louisiana Pirate Festival is a 10-day festival held on the grounds of the Lake Charles Civic Center and Seawall. The 61-year old festival is the oldest festival in the City of Lake Read More →
Thursday, May 3 4PM – 9PM – FAMILY NIGHT 4PM Buccaneer Pirate Read More →
Thursday, May 3, 2018 in the Coliseum of the Lake Charles Civic Center Read More →