Just 3 years ago, Louisiana was crowned “the filmmaking capital of the world”, with more movies originating here than anywhere else. For the past year, though, soundstages have been empty. Over the next three days, we’ll explore the rise and fall of Hollywood South – and whether it can rise again.
Former State Senator Elbert Guillory (R-Opelousas) and Faye Williams (D-Alexandria), President of National Congress of Black Women, discuss efforts by the Louisiana GOP to attract more Republicans. There are 22,000 black Republicans out of three million registered total voters in the state.
Also on today's program: Patrick Mulhearn on Louisiana's film industry, here.
Governor Jindal’s tax overhauls, presented to the legislature Thursday morning, include nixing almost 200 exemptions, and tweaking a few others – like the Motion Picture Industry Development Tax Credit.
Some members of the industry are worried the incentives will be at risk during upcoming debate in the legislature.