In the last decade, Louisiana has nurtured a blossoming film industry. Cost-effective skilled workforce, new infrastructure, diverse locations, and a long-term commitment to the film and entertainment tax incentives have seen the number of Louisiana productions skyrocket in the last 10 years. Over 14,000 jobs are supported by Louisiana’s film industry, and that number is constantly growing. From 2015-2016 the film industry spent over $2.5 billion in Louisiana! Since 2006, over 300 films have been shot in Louisiana by major film studios such as Warner Bros, Paramount, Universal, Sony and 20th Century Fox, and over 1,000 productions have come to the state. Louisiana has been host to nearly every genre of filmmaking and television production. These include action, comedy, drama, horror and fantasy. Some of these films, such as The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Monster’s Ball and 12 Years a Slave are Oscar winners.