State filmmakers are hopeful the governor’s trip will prove successful to bring in more film jobs to our area. Folks here said the tax breaks have an economic impact.
The movie industry is growing again in Louisiana after Governor John Bel Edwards implemented new tax cuts. “It’s a great industry to bring into an area,” said Sheila Snow from the Monroe-West Monroe Convention & Visitors Bureau.
The governor heads to California to meet with big filmmaking companies to promote those tax breaks next week. “We’re excited to see him head out there,” said Jason Waggenspack, an independent filmmaker.