As reported by Backstage:
Louisiana may be the greatest actor among the 50 United States. In countless films and television shows, the state has portrayed Texas, New Mexico, and Colorado, the jungles of South America, London, and even Los Angeles.
Current and upcoming feature films shooting in the state include Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained,” the sci-fi adaptation “Ender’s Game,” and Dito Montiel’s “Empire State,” a heist flick set in New York City.
Louisiana film officials attribute the boom to an aggressive tax-credit program. The article adds:
News has been good as well for the region’s steadily increasing number of union members. A SAG-AFTRA local chapter, shared with Mississippi, has recently been established in New Orleans. The new local is a direct result of the union merger, according to SAG-AFTRA South Region Executive Jason Tomlinson. His New Orleans-based position was created in 2007.
The film official is quoted as saying that Louisiana ranks only behind New York and Los Angeles as a production hub in the U.S.