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Movie-makers put Baton Rouge in spotlight

1 year ago September 15, 2013 Sep 15, 2013 Sunday, September 15 2013 Sunday, September 15, 2013 9:56:13 AM EDT in News

BATON ROUGE - The movie and TV industry has pumped $90 million into the capital area economy in 2013 and more projects are still to be announced, the acting head of the Baton Rouge Film Commission says.

Liza Kelso tells The Advocate that four independent films will be shot around Baton Rouge this fall. Those movies will spend a combined total of $35 million in the area.

Mayor-President Kip Holden is expected to announce in the fall that a $100 million movie will be shot in Baton Rouge in 2014, she says.

While local movie industry officials are tight-lipped about the project because the studio hasn't yet confirmed details, a casting call for actors and extras in the upcoming "Fantastic Four" movie says it will be shot in and around Baton Rouge.

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