Businesses grow as Hollywood embraces Louisiana
Among planned shoots are "Fantastic Four," ''Terminator 5," ''Pitch Perfect 2" and "Jurassic World," the fourth film in the "Jurassic Park" series. The television series "NCIS: New Orleans" and "American Horror Story: Freak Show" are also being shot this summer.
The flurry of activity is encouraging entrepreneurs who provide services for production companies, in turn creating jobs. Louisiana ranked ahead of California - and anywhere else - in the number of live-action movie shoots in a study of 2013 releases from Hollywood's largest studios.
Louisiana film office director Chris Stelly says officials certified nearly $810 million in production company spending on 123 projects in 2013.
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