CITY ISSUES FILMING NOTICE
NEW ORLEANS, LA—Today, the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Economy issued a filming notice to New Orleans residents in New Orleans East.
On Thursday July 18th and Friday July 19th, a production company will be filming scenes on a closed set on the site of Six Flags New Orleans. From approximately 12 a.m. to 4 a.m. each day, filming will involve a controlled fire. Uniformed officers and firefighters will be on location to monitor safety facilitate the production crew’s work.
Film New Orleans within the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Economy 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 2012, New Orleans hosted 61 tax credit film projects (TV, films and commercials with budgets over $300,000), with direct spending of $669.8 million. In 2011, the City hosted 46 tax credit projects with an estimated $544 million in direct spending.