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Monday, September 12, 2005

Louisiana Film Industry: Open for Business

The University of New Orleans's Robert E. Nims Center has been rented out as a soundstage to Hollywood productions. One-third of UNO is under water, and classes are only being offered electronically this semester.

In a roundtable discussion at the Toronto International Film Festival today, Louisiana state senators Jay Dardenne and Arthur Lentini told an industry crowd that the state is open for filmmaking business, and is in fact, counting on the industry to be key in the state's economic recovery.

The event, planned months ago, was originally intended as a meet-and-greet with producers to pitch tax incentives, but ended up being a plea to the industry to help the state bounce back from Hurricane Katrina.

>> The filmmaking show must go on, Louisiana says [Reuters, 9/12/05]

>> South Carolina: "We don't want to look like vultures"
Katrina Devastates Hollywood South
>> Hurricanes & Movies
>> The Golden Age of Louisiana
>> The Truth About Louisiana
>> Domestic Competition for Productions Growing Fiercer

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