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Louisiana Takes Top Spot as Movie-Making Capital

Louisiana has surpassed California and New York  as the world’s movie production capital, according to a study released in March by Film L.A., a Los Angeles area nonprofit agency that coordinates and processes permits for on-location motion picture, television and commercial productions.

In 2013, 18 major Hollywood films by studios including Disney, 21st Century Fox and Paramount were produced in Louisiana, including “G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” “Ender’s Game,” and the Oscar-winning “12 Years a Slave,” according to Film L.A.

California and Canada were tied with 15 films each, followed by the United Kingdom with 12 and the state of Georgia with 9.  New York was in eighth place, with only four major films produced there last year.

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