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  • Real movie drama over tax credits Play Video

    August 28, 2014 11:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The fight over production locations could become as dramatic as the films themselves since California is ready to try to keep cameras in Hollywood. The LA Times reported the governor of California signed off on a deal to triple the funding for movie tax credits. It will... more »
  • Local bakery one of country's top choices for wedding cakes

    June 25, 2014 7:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Summer is wedding season, which means wedding cake production is in full swing. A local bakery was selected one of the best places in the country to get a cake for your big day. The Ambrosia Bakery in Baton Rouge landed at #22 on a countdown... more »
  • WATCH: WBRZ only TV station on set of Pitch Perfect 2 finale Play Video

    June 20, 2014 10:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - About 3,000 movie extras from Louisiana and beyond were positioned at Highland Park for the final scene of "Pitch Perfect 2" overnight Friday. The BREC park on Highland Road was transformed into a concert venue. The day of shooting with about 250 crew members is valued... more »
  • TMZ: Boosie bunch possibly getting reality show gig

    March 14, 2014 10:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Reality TV crews could be following around another Louisiana family, though this time, the story line could be slightly different. TMZ.com reported Friday , producers are trying to sell a show about Lil Boosie's wives and children. Boosie, whose real name is Torrence Hatch, has seven kids... more »
  • City will offer movie training

    February 21, 2014 10:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The city is offering two days of free, in-depth film industry training for people from the area who want to land a job in the booming film industry. To be eligible, people must be from East Baton Rouge Parish and will be selected through a "competitive application... more »
  • Production begins at iron plant in Convent

    December 27, 2013 2:32 PM

    CONVENT- Nucor Corp. says it has started production at its direct-reduced iron plant in Convent, the first phase of what could become a $3.4 billion complex employing as many as 1,250 workers. The Charlotte, N.C.-based company says production began on Tuesday and has been increasing since. Nucor and affiliates are... more »
  • L.A. upset La. is stealing movie business

    August 26, 2013 10:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Hollywood South has struck a nerve with the other Hollywood- in California- and it means there could be an entertainment war. The mayor of Los Angeles has declared an "emergency," and vows to fight the exodus of production crews from his city. To do that, there is... more »
  • EXCLUSIVE: Behind-the-scenes look at movie shoot

    August 22, 2013 10:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Movie crews have become very pubic in the filming of the latest flick shooting here. Lately, actors and actresses have been shadowed by crew and assistants at the airport. They are filming scenes for "Left Behind," a movie based on a series of christian novels. The... more »
  • Another celebrity seems to like filming in BR

    August 15, 2013 10:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Chad Michael Murray is enjoying his time in Louisiana, where he is filming the movie "Left Behind." And, he's not shy about what he is doing on and off the set. Keeping his Instagram busy, posting pictures constantly from inside the sound stages at Celtic Media Centre... more »
  • Locals wanted for parts in latest big movie production

    July 30, 2013 11:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE- There is expected to be a demand for local talent when the crew of the new Fantastic Four movie moves to Louisiana in September. The film was being shot in Canada, but is changing locations because of the state's tax incentives for film production. Industry insiders... more »
  • Police car prepped for action movie stolen with explosives inside

    July 29, 2013 8:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Police issued a warning Monday evening about a stolen, mock police car that was part of a movie shooting near the city's Central Business District. Police said the vehicle contained explosives. The explosives create small holes, mimicking bullet holes when detonated. The Ford Crown Victoria looks... more »
  • Next big film in town is 'Fantastic Four?'

    July 24, 2013 10:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Just weeks after word of a major production planning to takeover the production studios here, there is some insight into what the mystery movie might be. Production insiders reported Wednesday , Fantastic Four was switching its filming location from Canada to Baton Rouge. It expects to be... more »
  • 20 safe after vessel hits platform, sinks in Gulf

    June 14, 2013 4:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Officials say an offshore supply boat struck a production platform in the Gulf of Mexico on Friday and sank after all 20 people aboard were transferred safely to another boat. Coast Guard Petty Officer Ivan Barnes says none of the 16 passengers or four crew members on... more »
  • Reality TV show pitched in Pointe Coupee

    April 10, 2013 1:00 AM

    NEW ROADS- Reality TV producers are looking for the next group of people to be featured living life in Louisiana. TV producers are planning a show about the Jarreau family. Tourism leaders said it will be similar to Duck Dynasty and Swamp People , shows that have become... more »
  • Gulf oil tracts up for bid

    November 28, 2012 8:58 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The government will auction off leases Wednesday on about 20 million acres of ocean bottom available for oil and gas production in the western Gulf of Mexico. The tracts range from 9 to up to 250 miles offshore. The last sale of western Gulf lease... more »
  • Twilight fever explodes ahead of overnight release

    November 15, 2012 10:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Fans of the movie Twilight have filled theaters, being some of the first to see the movie. Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2 opens at midnight. Theaters are expecting thousands and some will have showings through 1 a.m. Friday. Much of the film was shot in... more »
  • Oil and gas production ramping up after Isaac

    September 3, 2012 3:10 PM

    The nation's oil and gas hub along the Gulf Coast is slowly coming back to life in the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac. The government said Monday that 800,000 barrels per day of oil production remained offline, 58 percent of Gulf of Mexico production. At the height of the storm 1.3... more »
  • Louisiana takes top honors in film industry ranking

    December 21, 2011 10:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A popular production magazine and website has ranked Louisiana the best state in the country to make movies and TV shows. The rank considers tax incentives, production revenue, or how expensive projects are, and popularity among filmmakers. The state says its movie business has increased almost 25%... more »
  • Economist says factory numbers suggest economic rebound in September

    October 17, 2011 12:12 PM

    WASHINGTON - An economist says the latest numbers on industrial production indicate that the economy "seems to have rebounded well in September" -- after a "punch to the gut" the month before. Ellen Zentner of Nomura Securities says today's numbers support her forecast that the economy grew at an... more »
  • Post-storm oil, gas production continues upward

    September 8, 2011 2:15 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Oil and natural gas production continues to return to levels before Tropical Storm Lee visited the Gulf of Mexico. The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement said Thursday that five of 617 staffed production platforms in the Gulf were still evacuated. That's... more »
  • Storm closes near half of Gulf oil production

    September 2, 2011 1:30 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Tropical Storm Lee has cut off just under half of the normal oil production from the Gulf of Mexico's U.S. waters. That's the word from the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement. The agency said Friday that 169 of the 617 manned... more »
  • Operators restoring production in Gulf after Don

    July 30, 2011 3:47 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- The federal agency that oversees offshore oil and gas drilling says operators are restoring production in the Gulf of Mexico following the passage of Tropical Storm Don. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement said data from offshore operator reports submitted as of 11:30 a.m.... more »
  • Toyota to return to full North American production in Sept.

    June 16, 2011 2:31 PM

    ERLANGER, Ky. - Toyota says it expects to return to full North American production in September. The Japanese automaker says production is recovering faster than expected after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Eight of Toyota's 12 North American-built models returned to full production June 6.... more »
  • News 2 Special Report: Meth Loophole

    May 4, 2011 10:35 PM

    LIVINGSTON- It's not mystery methamphetamines are a problem in Livingston Parish. Livingston Parish Sheriff Willie Graves said, "Certainly, per capita, we probably make more arrests on these types of drug-related cases than most people do." "The meth problem has been an increased factor for us in the district... more »
  • UAW: Shreveport plant to resume production

    March 25, 2011 2:03 PM

    SHREVEPORT, La. - General Motors Co. will resume production Monday at its Shreveport assembly plant after a weeklong shutdown. Doug Ebey, head of the United Auto Workers local at the plant, said Friday that the 800 employees will resume their normal four-day work week. The plant operates one... more »
  • Strawberry farmers battle cold temperatures

    December 6, 2010 5:04 PM

    PONCHATOULA - Strawberry farmers said today they're not too concerned about the freezing temperatures predicted for this week, and that they believe sunny skies and warmer weather during the day should offer their crops enough protection. Pontchatoula farmer Eric Morrow says production in 2010 has been much better than... more »
  • Conagra: Production of sweet potatoes near

    August 24, 2010 7:52 AM

    Production should begin in less than a month at Conagra Foods Inc. new sweet potato processing plant near Delhi. The company began training its final group of 80 employees this week to complete its 241-worker payroll. Conagra plans to process about 20 frozen sweet potato products, most of them variations... more »
  • La. man pleads guilty to drug, gun charges

    June 29, 2010 6:36 AM

    A Louisiana man accused of setting a booby trap inside his home to protect his illegal drug production has pleaded guilty to federal drug and gun charges. Forty-five-year-old William E. Quave, of Albany, faces up to life in prison. He pleaded guilty Monday to possessing methamphetamine with intent to distribute... more »
  • New Orleans' first park proposed in 20 years

    June 9, 2010 5:25 AM

    Property once owned by a film production company that went bankrupt will become the first new public park in New Orleans in 20 years. The Trust, a national conservation group, told New Orleans CityBusiness that the $3.8 million project will be built on an 18-acre parcel along the Lafitte Corridor... more »
  • GM Shreveport gets order for 849 Hummers

    March 10, 2010 8:55 AM

    General Motors has received a fleet order for 849 Hummers, so the Shreveport plant won't shut down for two weeks in May. Production will resume April 12, and the order must be completed by May 13. He says the plant will be staffed at full production during that time. The... more »
  • Film tax credit rules finalized

    December 7, 2009 5:34 PM

    It's taken about three years, but Louisiana lawmakers have finalized the tax credit rules for movie production companies. Tweaks were made concerning studio post production work performed in Louisiana for out of state films and the use of vehicles for out of state productions. Lawmakers say it took time... more »

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