Generous Film Tax Incentives lead to Increase in Film Production in Louisiana


As the capitol of Louisiana, the city of New Orleans hosts the majority of all film and TV work in the state due to its accommodations for everything from a large-scale studio production to a small independent project. The city also boasts a strong base of production agencies and crews as well as a vibrant community and location. The state’s generous film tax credit program also plays a major role in bringing productions to the state.

All of this has led to a growing interest in film production in the state of Louisiana (and in particular New Orleans.) In 2104/14 the city had a number of film and television shows in production, including:

  • Elvis & Nixon starring Kevin Spacey and Michael Shannon depicts the infamous White house meeting between President Nixon and Elvis Presley on Dec. 21, 1970 where the Rock & Roll legend cajoles the then president to swear him in as an undercover Federal Agent.
  • The Long Night a Summit feature film expects to begin production in New Orleans in March of 2015.
  • Zoo based on the James Patterson novel has been ordered straight to series by CBS and tells the story of Jackson Oz an American zoologist who is thrust with the task of saving the world from an animal pandemic that results in ferocious, cunning, and coordinated assaults on the human race.
  • Quarry based on the book series by Max Allen Collins has had a pilot ordered for Cinemax and will be set in the 1970s following the return of a Marine Sniper from Vietnam and his subsequent fall into the life of a contract killer.
  • When the Bough Breaks Is a psychological thriller that tells the story of a couple that are unable to conceive their own child and in turn seek help from a surrogate mother. Before the baby is born the surrogate develops a violent and deadly psychotic fixation on the husband.

Learn more about the Louisiana State Film Tax Incentive

If your production is considering the city of New Orleans for a setting,  you can learn more about the state film tax incentive and its qualifications from KPM Films here. You can also contact KPM Film tax specialists at or 781 849 5357 to get a personal assessment of where your production stands in regards to the Louisiana Film Tax Incentive.