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Cirque du Freak, The Curious Case of Benjamin Buttons, Ray, Déjà vu, All the King's Men, Raising Helen and many more!
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Jefferson Parish is adjacent to New Orleans and an important part of the New Orleans production hub, just minutes away! As home to the Robert E. Nims Studios New Orleans, film crews find Jefferson the ideal destination for work and play. Whether it's scenic, outdoors, historic, industrial, business, or quiet suburbia, Jefferson offers opportunities for a great film location shoot.

On the Westbank visit Grand Isle which is the most southern tip of the parish, with beach-front property and fishing piers, it's a sportsman's paradise. For Historic shoots, view historic districts, landmarks and architectural gems or film Gretna's German roots through its museums. Another great location is Lafitte, known for its scenic bayou hideaways. Westwego is the home of the Bayou Segnette State Park. This 600 acre park on the banks of Bayou Segnette is the state's most popular, offering campgrounds and nature trails. Harvey, a Westbank community located on the Harvey Canal, is a vital shipping route to the Gulf of Mexico and a perfect industrial location. On the Eastbank, locations such as Kenner and Metairie offer a business hub, Rivertown, and Laketown.

Additional information on the municipalities and unincorporated areas of Jefferson is available on our Visitors page.

Film Incentives


Plenty of reasons to film in Jefferson!

Louisiana is a leader in the entertainment industry offering tax incentives since 2002. Qualify for transferable credits up to 30%!
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Upcoming Events

Grand Isle International Tarpon Rodeo

The oldest fishing tournament in the United States!  Grand Isle,  
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AKC Lagniappe Classic

AKC Dog Show  Pontchartrain Center Kenner - Fun for everyone - all breeds s
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Gretna Heritage Festival

3 day festival with performances by national and Louisiana favorites. 
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