Louisiana is no longer the filmmaking capital of the world.
In a new study from the nonprofit FilmL.A., California, New York and Georgia beat Louisiana in the number of movies filmed in their respective states in 2014. But, it begs the question – how did Louisiana go from the number one filming location in the world to number 7? Blame it on Georgia.
Louisiana’s plunge from number one in total project count (18 films in 2013, 5 films in 2014) to sixth place cedes ground to southern rival Georgia (9 films in 2013, 10 films in 2014). Louisiana state officials are contemplating capping their film incentive, but the $200 million cap under consideration is unlikely to hamper the state’s attraction of big-budget films.
Georgia is now ranked third for the most movies filmed in the United States. In addition, Georgia was only two movies away from beating California as the filmmaking capital of the world.
The study focused on 2014 movies produced by the eleven big movie studios (Disney, Warner Bros., Universal, Paramount, Sony, 20th Century Fox, Dreamworks, Lionsgate, The Weinstein Co., Summit Entertainment and Relativity). This led to a study of 106 movies, including seven animated and live action feature films.