Raleigh on Louisiana team

New venture will take advantage of state's tax incentives

Hollywood’s Raleigh Studios is teaming with Baton Rouge’s Celtic Media Center and Nova Features to produce films and videos in the newly renovated Celtic site on 11.25 acres in the heart of the Louisianacity.

The new venture will take advantage of Louisiana’s tax-incentive programs, which partially defray production and studio infrastructure costs.

Raleigh’s Michael Moore winged from L.A. to Baton Rouge to join today’s press conference announcing ambitious plans with Celtic’s owner, Brendan O’Connor, and Nova’s Christopher Fink, Roman Viaris and Sherri McConnell.

McConnell said of Nova, “We are developing a slate of projects. We are true believers in the talent in this state.”

Baton Rouge escaped damage when both hurricanes Katrina and Rita struck “on either side of us,” McConnell added.

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