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U.S.A – Louisiana

Louisiana Film & Photography Production Services

Are you a media company, brand, ad agency or production company looking for film / photography production support or shooting crew in Louisiana? We have fully vetted, locally based fixers, service producers, directors, DP’s, videographers, cameramen, photographers, sound operators, production drivers, and a range of other film crew. Contact us for referrals, questions, cost estimates and references.

Want to know more about shooting in Louisiana? See below for an introduction to Louisiana locations, permits, when to shoot, crews, equipment, studios, backlots, tax incentives and film friendly hotels.

Film Locations. Louisiana offers a great diversity of looks. Locations of particular interest include the Bayou swamplands (featured heavily in True Detective), plantations (Evergreen Plantation was filmed for Django Unchained. Felicity Plantation in Vacherie and Magnolia Lane Plantation were filmed for 12 Years A Slave), Old South towns with Antebellum homes such as found in St. Francisville, prairies, woodland areas, the Gulf Coast’s barrier islands and beaches. Louisiana towns and cities easily double for other US locations.

The vibrant city of New Orleans is known for its food, music, wild French Quarter Mardi Gras celebrations, unique neighborhoods, Antebellum mansions, high-rise city skyline, stadiums, bridges and Mississippi River looks. New Orleans also has some interesting abandoned locations such as Six Flags Jazzland amusement park which was filmed for Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters and the Entergy Power Plant which was used in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

Baton Rouge unique locations of interest include the State Capitol building, LSU and Southern University, USS Kidd decommissioned destroyer and Louisiana’s largest film studio complex, the Celtic Media Centre.

Louisiana has a wealth of agricultural looks including sugarcane plantations, cotton fields, peach orchards, and shrimp boats. The state also has natural gas production facilities.

After California and New York, Louisiana is the third busiest production center in the United States. Louisiana has hosted a long list of films including 10 Cloverfield Lane, Dallas Buyers Club, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, 12 Years A Slave, Django Unchained, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Terminator Genisys, and the classic, A Streetcar Named Desire. TV shows shot in Louisiana include True Detective, American Horror Story: Coven, and True Blood.

Louisiana Film Location Permits. Location fees for use of state property are assessed on a case-by-case basis and are often waived all together. The City of New Orleans has a blanket, free of charge film permit that is first required before acquiring all additional permits through other city agencies. Proof of insurance is also required. Please contact us for location specific information.

When to shoot? Louisiana has a subtropical climate with long, hot, humid summers and short, mild winters, making it an ideal place for year round filming. Snow is uncommon with only Northern Louisiana getting some falls. June to November Louisiana is hit by hurricanes and tropical storms particularly in coastal areas. Louisiana also experiences tornados from January to March.

Studios, Backlots and Art Department. Louisiana has several sound stages, production offices, backlots, and the South’s only airplane interior film set.

Crew and Equipment. Louisiana has a good depth of experienced crew and new equipment.

Contact us if you are looking for a New Orleans, Baton Rouge or Shreveport based director, DP, photographer, videographer (cameraman / camera operator), camera assistant (focus puller), sound operator, grip, gaffer, stylist, hair and makeup, PA / runner, production driver, or any other film crew in Louisiana.

Tax Incentives. Louisiana’s Motion Picture Production Tax Credit program provides motion picture productions up to a 40% tax credit on total qualified in-state production expenditures, including resident and non-resident labor. Some parishes and cities also offer additional rebates to qualifying productions.

Accommodation. Please contact us for recommended film friendly hotels in New Orleans, Baton Rouge or Shreveport and other areas of Louisiana. Recommended film friendly hotels in New Orleans include:

The Old 77 Hotel

Projects. For an example of TV commercials, stills campaigns, online content, corporate videos, virtual reality 360 content, feature films, TV series and documentaries shot in Louisiana, please see below:

If you are looking for a film or photographic production service company, line producer or fixer anywhere in Louisiana, please contact us.

We are able to provide you with answers, references and bids quickly.

Down Time. New Orleans is one of America’s best eating cities. Bourbon Street is a sight to be seen.