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Will French, Film Industry (2015)

The Press Club



Genre: News, Public Affairs, Speech

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2015-02-23

Duration: 00:26:24

Subjects: BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB | French, William D. | Film Industry | Tax incentives | Tourism | Economy


  • French, Will Speaker


A speech by Will French before the Baton Rouge Press Club on February 23, 2015. French is the co-founder and president of Film Production Capital LLC. He discusses: how changing technology has led to the decentralization of the film industry; the role of Louisiana’s tax incentives in the migration of the film industry; the costs and benefits of the industry and incentives; the film industry’s impact on tourism; the results of a tourism survey conducted by Federated Sample; the economic impact of the film industry; and the future return on investment.