Who We Are

Situated on 29 gated acres in the heart of Louisiana’s capital, Celtic Studios is the largest film studio facility in the Gulf South and a premier shooting destination for film and television projects of all shapes and sizes.

Celtic Studios a.k.a Celtic Media Centre is owned and operated by the Celtic Group, a network of companies dating back to Celtic Marine Corporation founded in 1985. Since opening our doors in 2008, the studio has played host to multiple major motion pictures and television series including Fox’s Fantastic Four, Universal’s Oblivion starring Tom Cruise, WGN’s Underground, Apple’s Greyhound starring Tom Hanks and most recently Disney’s Crater and National Treasure: Edge of History. In addition to film and television productions, the studio is home to over two dozen tenants year-round from a variety of industries. Celtic continues to attract companies in the Baton Rouge area to our highly creative and secure work environment including both industry-leading visual effects companies: Crafty Apes and Pixel Magic.

A Vibrant and Supportive

Baton Rouge offers a competitive cost of living and plenty of amenities to support your stay. Grab groceries at Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, or Costco, swing by the Apple Store, or do some shopping at Perkins Rowe or Towne Center.

You can find a good life here. You can also find one that makes film production easy. Celtic Studios is a founding member of the Louisiana Film & Entertainment Association (LFEA), and we have close relationships with supportive organizations that will help you navigate everything from tax incentives to coordinating long-term lodging.

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Filming in Louisiana

There’s something about Louisiana that defies definition. We are Cajun, Creole, Capital, and Coast. We are Old Europe, Sportsman’s Paradise, Tiger Country, and the Birthplace of Jazz. Both haunted and enchanting, hospitable and irreverent, haughty and humble, we are many things at once — and we’re nothing you’ve ever seen before.

A creative spirit courses through Louisiana’s communities like the sediment moving through a river delta. Bursting with beauty and contagious with culture, Louisiana is the place to go to tell a good story better — a place that Blanche duBois called “a little piece of eternity dropped into your hands.”

With more than 400 festivals in Louisiana each year, it’s easy to see why our unofficial motto is “Let the good times roll.” But over the last couple of decades, it has become one of the best places in the world to let the camera roll, too.

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Downtown Baton Rouge at night

Filming in Baton Rouge

Being based in Baton Rouge offers year-round production in a welcoming business climate, as well as a host of other benefits. A capital city with a college town atmosphere, the “Red Stick” is a large metro area with an average cost-of-living one-third less than LA and less than half of NYC. Discover our thriving downtown area with historic homes and buildings, nightlife, and a modern skyline.​​

Only 60 minutes from the MSY International Airport with direct flights to LAX, JFK and LGA, it’s also perfectly positioned for Gulf Coast access while still being protected from weather events.


With one of the longest-running motion picture incentive programs in the United States, Louisiana’s competitive tax credits attract major productions. The films and series we’ve made possible have led to an influx of industry talent, both from in-state universities and out-of-state professional migration.

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Swamps and suburbs, forests and factories, dorms and downtowns, stadiums and shipping yards — if you need to shoot it, you can find it here in Louisiana. Visit the Baton Rouge Film Commission’s Location Gallery for a peek at what’s nearby and explore the Louisiana Film Trail to see the locations of some of our state’s major productions.

Find Film Jobs

Looking to start a career in the film industry? Louisiana has a number of great resources to help you get started.