Film New Orleans

Locations. Resources. Incentives.

Tax Incentives

Louisiana’s unique tax incentive package was created in 2002 to lead the nation—and with more than 150 applications received in 2011 alone, the surge is showing no signs of stopping. Our production-friendly infrastructure features diverse locations from bayou to big city; state-of-the-art soundstages and post-production houses; and a skilled crew base that has grown by more than 400 percent since 2002. No matter where you shoot, you’ll experience Louisiana’s legendary culture and the inimitable joie de vivre of our fun-loving, supportive citizens.



  • Open to all motion picture production companies for the purpose of producing nationally or internationally distributed motion pictures.

  • Production company must be headquartered and domiciled in the State of Louisiana.

  • $300,000 minimum-spend required

  • Only work physically performed by residents and non-residents in the State of Louisiana and only tangible goods acquired from a source within the state qualify for the program. 


  • 30% tax credit on qualified direct production Louisiana expenditures
  • Additional 5% tax credit for payroll expenditures to Louisiana residents
  • No annual cap
  • Tax credits may be used to offset income tax liability in Louisiana (corporate or personal), sold back to the State for 85% face value, or brokered on the open market.