Exploring Louisiana and Mississippi Resources: Film Commissions
There are a number of local and state film commissions in our area. Their Web pages have a lot of useful information. You should check them out!
Ed. Notes: There are some sites that did not make it onto this list. We apologize in advance. If your state- or local-sponsored government site was not listed, please let us know and we will try to add it to the next newsletter.
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The Baton Rouge Film Commission
To learn more about the work of the Baton Rouge Film Commission, visit the website at www.filmbatonrouge.com.
Film and Television, Louisiana Economic Development
“Louisiana is the movie-making capital of the world. According to the 2013 Feature Film Production Report from FilmLA, 18 of the 108 films released in 2013 were produced by major studios in Louisiana, and the five largest independent films of the year were also shot in the state. Louisiana topped the list in feature film and movie projects, spending and jobs, followed by the United Kingdom, Canada and California” (from the website).
The Film and Television Office of Louisiana Economic Development, promotes film, television, and all media-related business in the state. To learn more, visit the website at http://www.opportunitylouisiana.com/page/entertainment-film.
Film New Orleans
Film New Orleans presents news, information for filmmakers and information for the local people who are impacted by all of the film production in the city. Part of the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Economy, FNO sends out notices of where productions will be shooting, will cause street closures, etc. The site has a crew and resource directory and includes tips on preparing a crew resume and finding work as an extra. To learn more, visit the website at http://www.filmneworleans.org/.
The Jefferson Parish Film Office
To learn more about the work of the Jefferson Parish Film Office, visit http://www.experiencejefferson.com/film/.
Lafayette Entertainment Initiative
To learn more about the work of the Lafayette Entertainment Initiative, visit http://www.lei-la.org/.
In addition to other useful information, actors can list their information on this website. To learn more about the work of Louisiana Entertainment, visit the website at https://louisianaentertainment.gov/.
Louisiana’s Northshore Film Commission
To learn more about the work of Louisiana’s Northshore Film Commission, visit http://www.louisiananorthshore.com/media/film-commission/.
Mississippi Film Office
The Mississippi Film Office presents news and information for filmmakers in the state. The MFO is building a crew and resource directory and lists some Mississippi film organizations and societies on the website. To learn more, visit http://www.filmmississippi.org/. (See the article above.)
Shreveport-Bossier Film Office
To learn more about the work of the Shreveport-Bossier Film Office, visit www.shreveport-bossierfilm.com.
Southwest Louisiana Film Alliance
To learn more about the work of the Southwest Louisiana Film Alliance, visit www.visitlakecharles.org/film.
St. Bernard Parish Office of Film & Television
To learn more about the work of the St. Bernard Parish Office of Film & Television, visit http://www.visitstbernard.com/film.