The LFEA lobbies the Louisiana State Legislature on behalf of the local film and entertainment industries. The association represents a unified voice for industry professionals and businesses, and pushes the legislature to keep and continue to make favorable legislation so these industries may continue to grow and thrive.
Most recently, LFEA successfully lobbied the Louisiana legislature to keep in place tax breaks which have played an integral role in the exponential growth of the entertainment industry in the last 10 years. This action saved a potentially disastrous exodus of industries that have had substantial positive economic impact on the state and its citizens. The tax breaks have and will continue to bring millions of dollars into the Louisiana economy and thousands of jobs to Louisiana citizens.
LFEA also regularly monitors rule promulgation for non-statutory changes. Currently, there are two rules that will have a hearing schedule in December. You can review the details of these rules at the link below.
ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY COMMISSION
WHAT WE DO
The Entertainment Industry Development Advisory Commission (EIDAC), developed in 2013, is a commission empowered to make official legislative suggestions for ways to make the film and entertainment industry in Louisiana more self-sustaining.
Chris Stelly Director of the office of Entertainment Development
Stephanie LeGrange Secretary of the Department of Economic Development Designee
Jason DeCuir Department of Revenue Designee
Sen. J.P. Morrell Senate Revenue & Fiscal Affair Appointment
Rep. Joel Robideaux House Ways & Means Chairman
Greg Albrecht Economist with the Legislative Fiscal Office
Sen. Norby Chabert Senate President Designee
Rep. Julie Stokes House Speaker Desgnee
Will French Louisiana Film and Entertainment Association
Melissa Wiseman Louisiana Film and Entertainment Association
Sherri McConnell Recording Arts and Sciences
Reid Wick Recording Arts and Sciences
John Morton Louisiana Bankers Association
David Hoover Louisiana University Representative
David Sedevie Louisiana Community/ Technical College
Phil Locicero International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees
Mike McHugh International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees