Here are the movies and TV shows now filming in Louisiana.
The film industry in Louisiana grew largely due to the 2002 tax incentives that were aimed at attracting film and television companies. By 2006, over 300 films have been shot in Louisiana.
The state gained international attention when The Curious Case of Benjamin Button earned thirteen Oscar nominations. By 2011, Louisiana hosted more than 150 productions and $1.3 billion dollars of combined budgets were spent in the state.
Recently, Gov. Bobby Jindal ended the elaborate film and tax incentives. New legislation signed by Louisiana’s Gov. Bobby Jindal effectively puts limits to the state’s production tax incentive program, which will probably stop major movies from filming in the state formerly known as the Hollywood of the South, according to Variety.
However, it has not stopped producers from filming in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Here is the complete list of movies and TV shows now filming in Louisiana.
What’s Filming in Louisiana
Jack Reacher 2 centers around Jack Reacher as he returns to the headquarters of his old unit, only to find out he’s now accused of a 16-year-old homicide.
LBJ centers on the political turmoil that Vice President Johnson faced when he was placed into the presidency after the assassination of John F. Kennedy. With political battles on both sides of the aisle, Johnson struggles to heal a nation and secure his legacy by passing the historic Civil Rights Act.
NCIS: New Orleans centers around the New Orleans office of NCIS and handles cases from the Mississippi River to the Texas Panhandle and back again. Great Lakes Special Agent Merri Brody and her partner Special Agent Chris LaSalle work with Pride to ensure the safety of the once hurricane stricken Crescent City.
A&E Networks is working on the Roots remake. The new mini-series will be a remake of the classic 1997 miniseries that traced a black family’s history from salvery on to the end of the Civil War. The eight-episode series, which has been in the works since 2013, will air simultaneously on The History Channel, A&E, and Lifetime in 2016.
Nightwatch Season 2
After a 1995 sorority pledge gone wrong, someone is out for vengeance when a college campus is rattled by a series of murders at the twentieth anniversary of the crime. ‘Scream Queens’ features Emma Roberts, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Lea Michele.
Pitbulls & Parolees Season 7
For six seasons, millions of loyal viewers have followed Tia Torres’ ongoing mission to save man and man’s best friend in Animal Planet’s PIT BULLS & PAROLEES. Today, the network announces the renewal of the hit series for a seventh season, with 21 brand new episodes beginning in fall 2015.
‘Deepwater Horizon’ is based on the New York Times article by David Barstow, David Rohde, and Stephanie Saul. The article examines how the explosion on a Gulf of Mexico oil rig in 2010 killed 11 people, injured 17 more, and spilled oil into the gulf for months.