Magazine: BR #3 for movie production
BATON ROUGE - The city is one of the best to shoot a movie in, film industry insiders reported in a magazine catered to the movie business.
Baton Rouge ranked third in the small cities list on Movie Maker Magazine. It followed Savannah, Georgia (#1) and New Orleans (#2). Following Baton Rouge was Santa Fe, New Mexico.
The list highlighted the lucrative tax credits and assistance film makers receive here that is sometimes not offered in New Orleans.
"An 80-mile drive from New Orleans, the Big Easy might outweigh it in volume of production, but it is Baton Rouge that has Celtic Studios, the biggest purpose-built production studio in the entire state," editors wrote.
Baton Rouge hosted more than 35 productions last year, the magazine said, with $175 million spent in the area.
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