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Downturn in Louisiana’s Film Industry (2016)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2016-07-29

Duration: 00:08:30

Subjects: Film Industry | Business | ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT | Celtic Media Centre | Schneider, John, 1960-


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Woods, Virnado Editor
  • Mulhearn, Patrick Interviewee
  • Vosbein, Robert Interviewee
  • Pierson, Don Interviewee
  • Schneider, John Interviewee
  • Cayouette, Laura Interviewee


This segment from the July 29, 2016, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s report on the downturn in Louisiana’s film industry following the Louisiana Legislature’s 2015 decision to cap the film industry tax credit program at $180 million. He interviews: Patrick Mulhearn, the executive director of Celtic Media Centre in Baton Rouge; Robert Vosbein of Silver Screen Rentals in New Orleans; Secretary Don Pierson of the Department of Economic Development; John Schneider of John Schneider Studios in Livingston Parish; and actress Laura Cayouette.