NEW ORLEANS, LA—Today, the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Economy issued a filming notice to New Orleans residents.
A production company will conduct filming in the 13000 Block of Old Gentilly Blvd. on Wednesday, June 20, 2012.
As a result of Special Effects activity, billowing black smoke will rise up from the filming site between the hours of 7:00 am to 4:00 pm. There will be no explosives used to create this effect. Testing will occur on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 and NOFD and NOPD will be on site to monitor public safety.
Film New Orleans assists productions with the City’s permitting process, connects productions with local crew and resources, and facilitates communication between productions and the local community.
In 2011, $531 million was spent locally in the film industry during both filming and post-production, contributing significantly to the New Orleans economy by creating jobs.
For questions about filming in New Orleans, please contact Katie Williams at Film New Orleans within the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Economy at (504) 658-0923.