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La. shines during Hollywood's biggest night

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Posted: Mar 3, 2014 9:05 PM by Ryan Naquin
Updated: Mar 3, 2014 9:05 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: VACHERIE, Academy Awards, Hollywood South, Louisiana, Dallas Buyer's Club, 12 Years a Slave, ryan naquin

VACHERIE - The Academy Awards shined a spotlight on Hollywood South.

Arguably, the ceremony's two big winners were both shot in Louisiana.

Dallas Buyer's Club took home Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor and 12 Years a Slave won Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor.

"It's a big deal in the sense that everybody knows that if you want or have a quality product into Louisiana the crews the infrastructure everything is here," Celtic Media Studios' Patrick Mulhearn said.

The industry buzz is creating economic boom for those involved.

"We have sold a lot of the books," St. Joseph Plantation board member Jackie Rousell said.

12 Years a Slave was shot on the grounds at Felicity Plantation.

"I think people like the style of the older home from the old plantation homes and I think the fit into the stories of the movies that they are doing and yeah it has certainly had a very positive effect on the whole area,' she said.

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