Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Breaking Dawn Pre-Production Started in Baton Rouge – Economic Boom to Follow

It has now oficially been confirmed by the Baton Rouge Film Commission that pre-production for “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn” has begun in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and WBRZ is reporting that an economic boom will undoubtedly follow as a result of the popularity of the series.

We previously reported that another one of Robert Pattinson’s movies, Water for Elephants, also had a positive impact on the economy of Chattanooga, Tennessee where it recently wrapped a two week shoot.

You can read the full article regarding “Breaking Dawn’s” financial impact on Baton Rouge HERE at the source.

An economic boom is on the way to Baton Rouge because of the fascination with “Twilight.” Pre-production for the final movies is underway, and the buzz over vampires and werewolves is growing.

Everyone is talking about “Twilight” coming to town, but most people in the Baton Rouge movie business won’t talk about it.

“For confidentiality reasons, we can’t talk specifics about productions that we’re dealing with,” said Patrick Mulhearn, Director of Studio Operations at Celtic Studios.

“Well, there’s not too much I can say about the details of ‘Twilight,’” said Chris Stelly, Director of Film Industry Development with the Louisiana Economic Development.

While the movie’s publicist will only say the “when” for production kickoff is late this fall, a commercial real estate agent says one of his lease properties is where pre-production is in full swing.

“‘Twilight’ is going to do most of their production in Baton Rouge indoors, so they are leasing part of the building for offices, art studio, etc.,” said Mark Hebert with Kurtz & Hebert Commercial Real Estate.


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