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