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Thursday, June 2, 2005

Louisiana Moves to Continue Building Film Industry

The (Baton Rouge) Morning Advocate reports that the Louisiana House has voted 76-20 to limit tax credits to movie producers companies after several films made in the state last year earned their makers far more in tax write-offs than initially predicted. House Bill 731 limits the credit to work done in Louisiana. Movie industry insiders had wanted more concessions. The bill now moves to the Louisiana Senate.

Among the films made in Louisiana over the past year were a remake of All the King's Men, Ray (scenes were shot in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Thibodaux, Hammond, Jefferson Parrish and Laurel Valley, Louisiana) and The Dukes of Hazzard. Read the text of HB 731 here. See the Advocate's article here.

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