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Explore the Louisiana Film Trail

You’ve seen the movies, now you can visit the locations on a film trail. Hollywood loves the bayou state. One of the first films to earn over $1 million dollars, Tarzan of the Apes (1918), used the swamps around Morgan City as the jungle. Since 1918, over 2,500 films have been shot in the state.

Now there is one site you can go to hit the road and see these iconic locations. It’s the new Louisiana Film Trail. You can plan a trip to anywhere in the state from New Orleans to Morganza to Monroe. Many films have been produced in Northwest Louisiana from Arcadia to Natchitoches as well as several in Shreveport-Bossier. You might have heard of Steel Magnolias, Olympus Has Fallen, and Stephen King’s The Mist. Over 20 movies and numerous TV shows have used our region as their settings.

Webster Parish prides itself on being the rural connection for the film industry. 14 projects have taken place around Minden and Camp Minden including Year One starring Jack Black and Michael Cera and Harold and Kumar, Escape From Guantanamo Bay starting Kal Penn and John Cho. Martin Lawrence, Ice Cube and Kevin Costner walked on Webster Parish soil for their films. Find out more on the Webster Parish website.

Monroe has been setting for the popular Duck Dynasty television series. You can stop by Duck Commander and their new attraction.

The film industry grew in Shreveport after Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans. More than 18 movies were filmed in downtown alone. According to the Shreveport-Bossier Film Commission, the area has doubled for Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Washington DC (a recreation of the White House was built and destroyed next to the CenturyLink Center), and the North Pole.

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Shreveport is also the home to many film festivals…

Shreveport Urban Film Festival

North Louisiana Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

Prize Fest

and more.