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La. shines during Hollywood's biggest night

2 years 3 months 4 weeks ago March 03, 2014 Mar 3, 2014 Monday, March 03 2014 March 03, 2014 8:05 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: 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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