Saturday, July 10, 2010

Twilight Installments Shoot In L.A.

Summit Entertainment will shoot parts 1 and 2 of the final Twilight chapter "Breaking Dawn" in Vancouver this fall - However in addition to their great north location, the projects are also aiming to film sequences in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. This would be the first film to utilize Louisiana as a location. Most likely this is due to their 30 perfect transferable tax incentive program, regarding in state expenditures on film productions. Bill Condon (Dreamgirls) is directing the feature films that will compose part 4 and 5 of the series, with the first film planned on being released November 18, 2011. The series has totalled 1.4 billion dollars worldwide. So with a project of this level headed south, one can only wonder what kind of tourism may come to the city of Baton Rouge after the release. It is this thought process that makes me ask, how can other states like Michigan see film productions as a way to attain positive reputation and redeem other sources of revenue, for example tourism?

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