NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Economy issued filming notices to New Orleans residents in the Central Business District (CBD).
On Sunday, April 27, 2014 a production company will be filming exterior scenes at the intersection of Canal and LaSalle Streets in the CBD. During the evening hours, the filming activity will include a simulated car crash. As a result, the intersections of Iberville and North Villere Streets, Cleveland and South Villere Streets, and Treme Street between Canal and Iberville Streets will be closed to vehicular traffic nightly from 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Canal Street will remain open with intermittent traffic control. Law enforcement, EMS and NOFD will be on site to ensure public safety and to help facilitate the work.
Film New Orleans within the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Economy assists productions with the City’s permitting process, connects productions with local crew and resources, and facilitates communication between productions and the local community.
In 2013, New Orleans hosted 60 tax credit film projects (TV, films, and commercials with budgets over $300,000), with direct spending of $456 million.
For questions about filming in New Orleans, please contact Film New Orleans at (504) 658-0923 or visit www.filmneworleans.org.