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Academy Award nominated movie boosts Louisiana economy, workforce

(Source: WAFB) (Source: WAFB)

A film nominated for an Academy Award made a big impact in Louisiana.

"The Big Short" is nominated for five Academy Awards including Best Picture. It was filmed in New Orleans and starred Brad Pitt. 

According to Paramount, the studio that produced the film, "The Big Short" contributed $8.8 million to the Louisiana economy and provided jobs for nearly 2,980 local workers.

"Our experience making 'The Big Short' in New Orleans was top notch. The city’s diverse locations provided the ideal backdrop for so many of the film’s important scenes, which was particularly helpful in keeping production centralized," said Lee Rosenthal, President of Physical Production at Paramount Pictures. "We appreciate Louisiana’s support and hospitality."

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