Filming in Baton Rouge brings in $196 million in 2010 - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

Filming in Baton Rouge brings in $196 million in 2010

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Movie productions spent almost $200 million in the Capital City in 2010.

Nearly two-thirds of the money came from two films, "Twilight: Breaking Dawn" and "Battleship," a sci-fi movie based on the Milton Bradley Board game.

"Twilight" brought an estimated $65.5 million into Baton Rouge, while spending on "Battleship" totaled $67.6 million.

State records show that "Twilight" is estimated to spend another $33 million in 2011 as filming continues.

Altogether, 26 film and television projects were made in Baton Rouge last year.

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