In 2002 the LA Entertainment Tax Credit Program was created. It was designed to generate jobs, stimulate investiment and grow industry in the state. The program has grown to include film, television sound recording, live performance and digtial media. This economic activity fuels local buisness and vendors.
Louisiana has become a top destination for the film and television industry. In the past ten years, Louisiana has produced more than 400 motion pictures. These include Green Lantern, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Beasts of the Southern Wild. Television shows such as American Horror Story and Salem have also filmed in the state.