Generous Film Incentives Lead to Increase in TV and Film Productions made in Louisiana


In 2002 Louisiana State was one of the earliest adopters of a film tax incentive program cementing it as one of the best places in the world to produce film to this day. Many filmmakers flock to Louisiana due to its robust and comprehensive tax credit program boasting no cap and one of the highest incentive rates at 30%. Not to mention Louisiana also is home to world-renowned production facilities and crews as well as impressive shooting locations from the swamp and marshlands of the country to the bustling city streets of New Orleans and the infamous Mardi Gras locale of Bourbon Street.

TV Shows and Movies Filmed in Lousiana

Due to the many benefits of filming and producing in Louisiana the state has seen a significant increase in productions being made. Some of the most recognizable including:

  • American Horror Story starring Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, and Evan Peters is an anthology series that depicts a new location and set of characters every season including a haunted house, an insane asylum, a witch coven, and a freak show.
  • Dallas Buyer’s Club featuring Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto follows the life of electrician Ron Woodroof who after being diagnosed with AIDS does whatever he can to help other AIDS patients get the medication they need.
  • Jurassic World starring Chris Pratt, Judy Greer, and Ty Simpkins takes places 22 years after the disastrous events of Jurassic Park. The new Jurassic World, which has been open for 10 years, now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park but declining interest. The park takes it into their own hands to spark up new interest by adding a new attraction, which backfires horribly
  • Pitch Perfect featuring Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, and Rebel Wilson follows Becca a Barden University Freshman who gets cajoled into joining the university’s female accapela group which competes against their on campus rivals.
  • The Fantastic Four starring Miles Teller, Kate Mara, and Michael B. Jordan tells the classic tale of a group of scientists who get mutated into super humans who must become heroes that save the world.

Louisiana State Tax Film Incentive

If you would like to learn more about the tax incentives that Louisiana offers for film productions contact the KPM film tax specialists at or781 849 5357. You can also learn more on the Louisiana state page on the KPM film website here to see if your production qualifies.