FILMING NOTICE FOR RESIDENTS IN THE FRENCH QUARTER
NEW ORLEANS — Today, the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Economy issued a filming notice to residents in the French Quarter.
On Friday, Feb. 19, 2016, a production company will film exterior scenes on the 1000 block of Bienville Street. The sequence being filmed involves special effects including simulated gunfire. As a result, the specified street will close from 6 p.m. until 5 a.m. the following morning.
The New Orleans Fire Department and law enforcement officers will be on site 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 2015, New Orleans hosted 41 tax credit film projects (TV, films, and commercials with budgets over $300,000), with direct spending of roughly $583 million.
For questions about filming in New Orleans, please contact Film New Orleans at (504) 658-0923 or visit www.filmneworleans.org.