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Louisiana filming location for “Breaking Dawn” would be an economic boon to the state

By Kim Palacios

HollywoodNews.com: An interview with Wyck Godfrey on the red carpet during the premiere of “Eclipse” yielded some interesting news about “Breaking Dawn”. It turns out that the films may not be shot in Vancouver, or any other Pacific Northwest location, as had been assumed, but may actually be shot in the southern U.S. When asked when “Breaking Dawn” production would begin, said the producer, “I’m getting on a plane tomorrow, to Louisiana, to start scouting with Bill Condon, who’s directing the next two movies. And we’re going to start finding our locations and designing sets and we’re going to start shooting in November.”

A filming schedule in Louisiana could be a boon to the economically compromised state, as well as to the surrounding states of the greater gulf coast. Louisiana was just getting back on its feet after Hurricane Katrina, which made landfall nearly five years ago, when the massive BP oil spill recently compromised the state and the region anew.

A “Breaking Dawn” filming effort involving cast and crew alone would allow businesses in the region to recapture some of the lost income that came in the wake of destruction. In addition, the thousands of fans who would come to get a glimpse of movie production would bolster local businesses that much more.

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About Kim Palacios

Kim Palacios is a San Francisco Bay Area transplant whose epicurean tendencies are matched only by her wanderlust. While not covering food, wine, and luxury travel for her column on Examiner.com, she guest writes for Travel Writers Exchange and a number of other varied-topic blogs. She is quadrilingual and holds an M.B.A. in Finance (neither of which she uses much these days). While not mourning the death of free markets and grumbling about the tax treatment of Californians, she enjoys film, and all things Twilight.

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  • June 29, 2010 | Permalink |

    I am a Twihard from Alberta, Canada and I hope the makers of the Twilight movies do not leave Vancouver, B.C. behind to film in Louisianna. This would be a true tragedy! Even fans that live in Louisianna have stated the same thing. The majesty of our Canadian Rocky Mountains can not be outshined by anything in this world. I guess we just need to “hope and pray” they make the right decision. Thanks for listening.

  • June 30, 2010 | Permalink |

    If Louisiana is chosen for Breaking Dawn, it would really help the State of Louisiana. For gosh’s sake, they are movie makers and can make these films look like they take place in outerspace. So if there is ANY chance that this could take place in Louisiana, we are ALL for it and support everyone involved with this production!! And besides it could help out greatly economically. Thanks! M & J

  • June 30, 2010 | Permalink |

    OMG!!! O please do come . This is really exciting news. Please let us know where the filming locations will be!!:)

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