Film making near New Orleans helps Katrina affected area

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President Barack Obama waves after speaking at an event commemorating the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) President Barack Obama waves after speaking at an event commemorating the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

If you are planning to head out to the movies soon, if it’s a Hollywood blockbuster, check out where it was filmed. There’s a good chance it was filmed in the U.S. state of Louisiana.
Movie making has helped the state recover after Hurricane Katrina, but not everyone is star struck. CCTV’s Owen Fairclough filed this report.

Film making near New Orleans helps Katrina affected area

Film making near New Orleans helps Katrina affected area

If you are planning to head out to the movies soon, if it's a Hollywood blockbuster, check out where it was filmed. There's a good chance it was filmed in the U.S. state of Louisiana. Movie making has helped the state recover after Hurricane Katrina, but not everyone is star struck. CCTV's Owen Fairclough filed this report.

More details:

  • Louisiana has used a 30 percent tax breaks as the carrot to lure movie producers here. It’s one of the most generous deals in the world.
  • It has cost the state more than 300 million dollars a year, though that has recently been capped.

David St. Etienne on the details behind New Orleans’ recovery
To help break down some of the recovery, CCTV America’s Owen Fairclough spoke with David St. Etienne. He is the the Vice Chairman of the New Orleans Black Chamber of Commerce.

David St. Etienne on the details behind New Orleans\' recovery

David St. Etienne on the details behind New Orleans\' recovery

To help break down some of the recovery, CCTV America's Owen Fairclough spoke with David St. Etienne. He is the the Vice Chairman of the New Orleans Black Chamber of Commerce.