The Louisiana Film & Entertainment Association is a
non-profit organization created to grow the entertainment industry
in the State of Louisiana.
Message from LFEA President Patrick Mulhearn
Dear Friends and Colleagues:
Last Wednesday, February 29th, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal came to Raleigh Studios Baton Rouge at the Celtic Media Centre to announce that Pixomondo is opening permanent, full-scale Visual FX operations in Baton Rouge. While Governor Jindal has certainly shown strong support for the industry and the incentives in the past, it is rare to hear a governor speak at great length about a state’s entertainment industry with such dedication and enthusiasm for retaining the creative class.
For productions that are budgeting for competing states or nations with incentive programs that are shrouded in uncertainty, for industry businesses that are on-the-fence about whether or not they should open or expand operations in Louisiana, and for any individual in the industry considering moving to a new location to find work and plant roots, I would invite you to spend ten minutes or so listening to Governor Jindal’s remarks. Governor Jindal’s second term began this past January and expires in January of 2016.
In short, when it comes to the entertainment industry, Louisiana and its leaders are “in it to win it.” I truly believe Louisiana’s industry will continue to see sustainable growth and maturation over the next four years and beyond because as Governor Jindal said, “We’re here to stay.”
Bobby Jindal’s remarks can be watched below.