Louisiana Entertainment Progress Report

Daily Iberian - 04-14

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The state of Louisiana’s involvement in the entertainment industry dates back to the 1800s when the first movie theater was built in New Orleans, according to Linda Thurman’s “Hollywood South” talk at the Books Into Movies presentation during the fourth Books Along the Teche Literary Festival last weekend. On average, the industry is given very little thought and yet the subject of tax incentives affects for film production affects all resident tax payers. The incentives package that helps to build a viable interest in shooting in the state, is controversial at best — especially in legislative sessions.