Go north, young man.
That might be the advice of Horace Greeley, were he living in New Orleans today.
The production hubs of Shreveport, Baton Rouge
and Lafayette all attract their fair share of production, offering alternative facilities and resources to those found in New Orleans and southern Louisiana.
“Maybe they don’t find mountains or beaches in Shreveport, but they do find locations doubling for places as diverse as Kodiak, Alaska, or Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, or ranging from New York and Paris to the Amazon or the biblical city of Sodom,” says Gregory Kallenberg
, founder and executive director of the Louisiana Film Prize, a local film contest that each year awards cash to makers of short films.
Facilities in the region include Millennium Studios, which opened in 2007. It boasts two soundstages of 10,000 square-feet and 15,000 square-feet, full-service prop house and production services. Turnkey office space is 11,000 square feet.
“(Filmmaking) is extremely collaborative,