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Louisiana

Eligible Production Types

  • Feature Films
  • Scripted Television
  • Reality Television
  • Documentaries
  • Animation
  • Interactive Media/Video Games
  • Webisodes
  • Talk Shows
  • Game Shows
  • Live Events
  • Commercials

Location Production Needs

  • Rural
  • Suburban
  • Snow
  • Tropical
  • Beaches/Ocean
  • Mountains
  • Lakes/Rivers
  • Deserts
  • Forests
  • City

Legislation

La. RS 47:6007

Administrative Guidance

2015 Legislative Changes

Office of Entertainment Industry Development

Stephen Hamner, Director

1051 N. 3rd St.

Baton Rouge, LA 70808

225.342.5403

stephen.hamner@la.gov

www.louisianaentertainment.gov

Incentive

30-40% Transferable Tax Credit

Sub-jurisdictions
Project Criteria

40% (loan-outs 30%)

40% (loan-outs 30%)

30%

30%

$300K; $50K (certain local productions)

$30M

$1M; loan-outs exempt

Qualified Spend/Bonus

30% on qualified in-state expenditures including, but not limited to:

  • Labor (resident and non-resident)
  • Select Fringes
  • Workers Comp/Handling Fees
  • Equipment
  • Post
  • Travel (in-state and out-of-state)
  • Shipping (in-state and out-of-state)
  • Hotel
  • Completion Bond
  • Insurance
  • Legal Fees
  • Working Meals
  • Food/Catering/Entertainment
  • Wrap Party/Crew Gifts
  • Marketing Costs

All subject to statutory limits. Travel, bond, and insurance will be non-qualifying for applications received after July 1, 2016.

Program Guidelines

$180M

June 30, 2018 (cap); None on credit

Yes

Yes

5 Years

Additional Considerations

No

  • Non-Resident: 6%
  • Loan-Out: 6%

Initial certification process can take up to 60 days, covering from one year prior through two years after application.

Application fee for productions = 00.50% of estimated tax credit ($500 Min to $10K Max.)

Production Resources
  • Soundstages
  • Watertank
  • Post Facilities
  • 12+ crews deep

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