Monday, June 02, 2014

Is Louisiana Becoming The New Hollywood?

The State of Louisiana is quickly becoming the new Hollywood as producers and directors of major movies are changing the location where they shoot new films. The main and really only reason why motion picture production is leaving California and heading to Louisiana is 'MONEY'. Put simply, the cost of almost everything is California is much higher than in Louisiana and to make matters worse for Hollywood – the state is offering huge tax incentives for movie companies to film their projects in the state. This is just one more area where California is losing out to other states when it comes to a business friendly environment. I keep thinking all the time that state leaders in Sacramento will make changes to slow this loss of business, but so far they have done little to stop this mass migration of jobs out of their state.

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