BATON ROUGE, La. (LOCAL 33)(FOX 44) – The national championship game may be over, but Louisiana is still reaping in the benefits from last week’s win. But not in the way most people would expect.
Katie Pryor, the director of the baton rouge film commission has been working in the movie industry for some time now. She says all those headlines with pictures of Joe Burrow on the front page that put Baton Rouge on the map and could draw in movie producers.
“Football is it’s own economy entirely, but it’s also a headline and national championship is a headline across the world,” Pryor says.
Baton rouge was already a hotbed for film productions worldwide, but the local film industry has been stuck in a peak and slope cycle since the incentives were capped in 2015 and then updated in 2017.
“We’re experiencing a steady growth people need to be patient with the industry it’ll take us a while to get where we were just like it took us a bit to grow it the first time, “Pryor says. “But we’re going in the right direction.”