Louisiana's First Qualified Entertainment Company, Deep South Studios, Open for Business
NEW ORLEANS – April 10, 2018 - Deep South Studios, the largest purpose-built film, television and digital media production facility in the Southeast welcomes Production Resource Group (PRG), a global entertainment and live event production services company, as the first strategic tenant to its New Orleans campus. Together, Deep South Studios and PRG's Paskal Grip and Lighting Division will offer comprehensive production services to entertainment, live events and film and television industry clients.
Deep South Studios, the first comprehensive entertainment production complex in Louisiana, recently completed construction on three of the 11 buildings planned for its main campus in New Orleans. PRG will occupy one of these new structures from which they will provide immediate access to its full inventory of leading-edge technologies and equipment to support television, motion picture and digital media production in Louisiana.
“This strategic alliance with PRG allows us to offer entertainment clients and companies one-stop shopping when it comes to production services,” said Deep South Studios founder and CEO Scott Niemeyer.
“PRG exists to deliver world-class production solutions for live entertainment, film and scripted television,” said Randy Hutson, PRG’s senior vice president and general manager, Entertainment West. “We are excited about this new partnership with Deep South Studios that will introduce PRG’s vast capabilities to a new set of directors, producers and designers.”
Louisiana Economic Development announced in December 2017 that Deep South Studios is Louisiana’s first Qualified Entertainment Company under a new state program enacted last year to cultivate sustainable jobs and permanent investment for Louisiana’s motion picture, digital, music and theatrical industries. The performance-based program is designed to encourage investment in permanent quality jobs for Louisiana residents in those entertainment fields.
“As I said at our inaugural Louisiana Entertainment Summit last month, we are making a concerted effort to attract companies that will invest in physical facilities here, create good-paying permanent jobs, and become a permanent part of Louisiana’s entertainment landscape,” Govenor John Bel Edwards said. “Deep South Studios and companies like it will broaden the foundation of the entertainment industry in Louisiana to produce a greater economic impact for our state. We are happy to see PRG join Deep South Studios in this endeavor.”
As Deep South Studios’ new tenant, PRG will be able to provide immediate access to its full inventory of leading-edge technologies and equipment to support television, motion picture and digital media production in Louisiana.