NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Economy issued a filming notice to New Orleans residents in the Mid-City neighborhood.
On Thursday, October 17, 2013 through Friday, October 18, 2013, a production company will be filming scenes on Earhart Blvd., from South Claiborne Ave. to South Broad St., which will impact the normal flow of traffic.
On both days, between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., the westbound lanes on Earhart Blvd. from South Claiborne Ave. to South Broad St. will be closed to through traffic. All westbound traffic on Earhart Blvd. will be detoured around the closure via Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. starting at South Claiborne Ave. All side streets north of Erato St. and south of Earhart Blvd. will be closed except for local traffic at Erato St. between South Claiborne Ave. and South Broad St.
Uniformed police officers will be present at designated intersections to assist with the efficient flow of traffic.
Film New Orleans 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 2012, New Orleans hosted 61 tax credit film projects (TV, films and commercials with budgets over $300,000), with direct spending of $669.8 million. In 2011, the City hosted 46 tax credit projects with an estimated $544 million in direct spending.
For questions about filming in New Orleans, please contact Film New Orleans at (504) 658-0923 or visit http://www.nola.gov/film.