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State of the Film Industry (2023)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2023-10-27

Duration: 00:08:04

Subjects: Film Industry | Celtic Media Centre | Tax incentives


  • LeBlanc, Karen Host
  • Adams, Richie Interviewee
  • O'Neil, Kevin Interviewee
  • Mulhearn, Patrick Interviewee
  • Taylor, Jeff Interviewee


This segment from the October 27, 2023, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Karen LeBlanc’s report on the state of the film industry in Louisiana. Her report touches on the extension of the state’s film incentive tax credits to 2031 and the impact of the 100-day SAG-AFTRA strike. She visits Celtic Studios in Baton Rouge and interviews: Richie Adams, a filmmaker from Baton Rouge and director of “The Road Dance”; Kevin O’Neil, the executive director of Celtic Studios; Patrick Mulhearn, entertainment industry consultant; and Jeff Taylor, camera operator.