FILMING NOTICES FOR RESIDENTS IN NEW ORLEANS EAST
NEW ORLEANS – Today, the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Economy issued filming notices to residents in New Orleans East.
Beginning on Thurs., July 23, 2015 until Fri., July 31, 2015, from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m., a production company will film scenes in the parking lot of the former Six Flags Theme Park. The sequence being filmed involves special effects containing simulated explosions.
On Fri., July 31, 2015, the same production company will also film scenes from a helicopter above the specified area from 2 a.m. until 6 a.m.
On Sat., July 25, 2015, another production company will film scenes at 6901 Chef Menteur Hwy. between the hours of 8 p.m. until 1 a.m. The sequence being filmed involves special effects containing simulated gunfire.
The New Orleans Fire Department and New Orleans Police Department will be on site to ensure public safety and to help facilitate the 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 2014, New Orleans hosted 60 tax credit film projects (TV, films, and commercials with budgets over $300,000), with direct spending of roughly $509 million.
For questions about filming in New Orleans, please contact Film New Orleans at (504) 658-0923 or visit www.filmneworleans.org.